Former councillor claims he was offered bribe to avert casino ban

A former town councillor has alleged he was offered a bribe to stop campaigning against a ban on casinos in Fermoy and has spoken about his delight at the recent news of a de facto ban on casinos in the municipal district. 

Tadhg O’Donovan, former mayor of Fermoy and long-term public activist, said he was delighted following the decision taken by the members of the Fermoy Municipal District to rescind section 13 part 3 of the Gaming and Lotteries Act of 1956, which banned the issuing of gaming licences throughout the entire area of jurisdiction.

“Having waited over six years for this decision, I am particularly impressed that the elected councillors, on being given the first opportunity to vote on this issue, were unanimous in rescinding the legislation and are to be congratulated for same,” Mr O’Donovan told The Avondhu.

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