We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Former junior minister Damien English
ethics probe

Labour submits ethics complaint against former junior minister Damien English

Damien English resigned as a junior minister in January.

AN ETHICS COMPLAINT against former junior minister Damien English has been filed to the Dáil’s Committee on Members’ Interests by the Labour Party.

The complaint regarding English was submitted by Labour earlier today under Section 8(4) of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995.

The Fine Gael TD resigned as a junior minister in early January after it was revealed he had not declared his ownership of a property when seeking planning permission for a house in Co Meath 14 years ago.

Labour leader Ivana Bacik had previously called for English to address the Dáil on the matter following his resignation, alongside other Opposition parties.

However, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the matter was being dealt with internally within Fine Gael.

The Journal has contacted English for comment.

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Tadgh McNally & Christina Finn