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Ivor The Terrible

Callely suspended over fresh allegations

Callely suspended for behaviour “unbecoming” a member of Fianna Fáil… namely, claims that he used forged documents to file expenses.

FIANNA FÁIL has suspended senator Ivor Callely as more allegations surface regarding his expenses claims.

Following mounting pressure Fianna Fáil has suspended the senator, pending the outcome of an investigation into claims that he used forged documents to make expenses claims.

Callely claimed nearly €3,000 from the Oireachtas for the purchase of mobile phones and related services -  however, the company Callely claimed to have dealt with, ‘Business Communications Ltd’,  had stopped trading a year before his first submitted receipt was issued.

Last month, Callely was suspended from the Seanad for 20 days following a ruling by his peers decided that he had intentionally misrepresented his primary place of residence in order to claim travel expenses.

The Irish Times reports that Fianna Fáil had said that it had been considering “certain matters in the public domain concerning Senator Callely” and agreed that “this information establishes a possible prima facie case of conduct unbecoming a member of the Fianna Fáil organisation”.

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