Tag Archives: hugh mcelvaney

This afternoon.

Four years after an investigation into county council graft…

That’ll learn him.

Fun fact: Cllr McElvaney topped the poll following his Prime Time exposé.

Previously: *Popcorn*

Monaghan County Councillor Hugh McElvaney speaking to an undercover reporter on an RTÉ Investigates programme in 2015

In 2015, an undercover reporter for RTÉ Investigates presented themselves to former Fine Gael Monaghan County Councillor Hugh McElvaney as a representative of a fictitious firm called Vinst Opportunities which, Mr McElvaney was told, wanted to set up wind farms in Ireland.

During their meeting, Mr McElvaney told the RTÉ reporter that he would help the company get planning permission.

Asked how much he was looking for, he told the reporter:

“Ten grand would be a start.”

Further to this…

The Standards In Public Office Commission writes:

“The investigation hearing into the alleged contraventions of the Ethical Framework for Local Government Service by Councillor Hugh McElvaney of Monaghan County Council will commence at 9.30am on Monday, 17 September 2018, at the offices of the Standards in Public Office Commission at 18 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

“There will be a limited number of space available for the public who may wish to attend.”

Mr McElvaney is still a Monghan County Councillor but he is no longer with Fine Gael.

Update – Investigation Hearing 17 September 2018 (SIPO)

Previously: “What’s In It For Me?”

Decent Irish Graft

Hypnotic gif featuring greasy, gold chain-laden gombeen Hugh McElvaney on last night’s RTÉ Investigates.

The former mayor of Monaghan left Fine Gael to become an independent over a “pylon matter” last week.

Earlier: Sins of the Fathers

A Limerick A Day

Last night: Nerves Of Steel