The Roscommon People can exclusively reveal that high profile councillor Ivan Connaughton is resigning as a member of Roscommon County Council.
He has already begun the process of seeking a replacement. Cllr. Connaughton has written to the Council executive, his fellow councillors, and his supporters, informing all concerned of his decision to quit local politics.
Cllr. Connaughton is currently an Independent member of Roscommon County Council, having previously served as a Fianna Fáil councillor.
Cllr. Connaughton has confirmed to the Roscommon People that he is to resign from his role as a county councillor due to “disillusionment” with the local government system.
He says his position “at the present time” is that he has no plans to run for the Dáil in a future General Election.
Exclusive interview in this week’s Roscommon People