Councillor Slowey says sorry but refuses to quit council

Councillor Terence Slowey says he has no intention of resigning his council seat despite calls from Sinn Fein for him to do so.

A recent report in to the Councillor's double expenses claim by the Standards in Public Office commission found he had breached guidelines and acted recklessly.

When the issue came up for discussion at today's council meeting Cllr Slowey said he was full of regret at what happened, but he repeated his claims that he made a genuine mistake.

He also said he had no plans to resign as a county councillor:

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The resignation calls were lead by Sinn Fein

Speaking on behalf of his party, Cllr Mick Quinn said he felt that Cllr Slowey had no other option but to step down:

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