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Statement in relation to the resignation of Galway City Cllr. Owen Hanley

Owen Hanley has resigned from Galway City Council after certain allegations were made on social media in recent days.

The Party believes it is appropriate that Mr Hanley has resigned and these allegations are thoroughly investigated.

When the Party first learned of allegations, the whip was removed from Mr Hanley and he has now resigned his membership of the Social Democrats.

The Party notified the relevant statutory authorities charged with investigating these allegations as soon as it became aware of them.

The Party takes allegations of this nature extremely seriously and has at all times strictly adhered to our statutory obligations.

January 4, 2023

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