The Standards in Public Office Commission has today published reports, following an investigation into allegations of planning irregularities involving Mayo County Council Chief Executive Peter Hynes, FG Councillor Cyril Burke and Independent Councillor Frank Durcan.

Following an investigation hearing, which was conducted in private over seven days between October 2017 and February 2018, the Commission makes no findings against CEO Peter Hynes.

The Standards in Public Office Commission has found against Councillor Frank Durcan on respect of two of the three alleged contraventions, and has also found against Councillor Cyril Burke on two of the five alleged contraventions.

The investigation followed allegations that Councillor Burke had asked Councillor Durcan to withdraw a Freedom of Information request, in exchange for the favourable zoning of lands Mr Durcan owned at Aghalusky, Castlebar.

Responding to the publication of the reports, Mayo County Council CEO Peter Hynes told Midwest News that he's pleased to have been totally vindicated.

 

 

 

 

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