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Callely put Cork house up for sale FIVE years ago

…but he still insists he has been using it as his primary residence since 2007.

SENATOR IVOR CALLELY told the Seanad committee meeting hearing he put his Cork home up for sale “in the early 2000s” and at the very least has it for sale for FIVE years.

The revelation comes despite the fact that Callely relocated to the luxury pad in Kilcrohane, outside Bantry, when he lost his Dáil seat at the 2007 general election, and has lived there for the majority of time since.

Senator Alex White asked Callely to explain why he claimed overnight accommodation expenses for a house he owned, and why he presented conflicting messages as to whether his family live in Cork or Dublin.

Earlier, he launched a bizarre tirade on the other Senators who sit on the committee investigating complaints aganist his expenses claims.

Responding to an opening question from independent Senator Joe O’Toole about the fact that Callely’s Cork home is currently on the property market, Callely questioned O’Toole’s independent stance at a senator.

Callely made repeated reference to O’Toole’s “web” on which he proclaims himself an independent senator, suggesting that his voting record would suggest him to be more of an anti-Fianna Fáil senator.

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The irony, evidently, of Callely’s own “web” continuing to state that he lives in Dublin North-Central was lost on him.

The meeting continues and can be viewed online.

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