Athy Councillor Mark Dalton resigns from Fianna Fail

Mark Dalton pictured at last May's local election count at Punchestown. Photo: Tony Keane
Kildare County Councillor Mark Dalton has resigned from the Fianna Fail party.

Kildare County Councillor Mark Dalton has resigned from the Fianna Fail party.

It is reported that the resignation resulted after financial irregularities were discovered at the Cill Urnai voluntary housing association.

Mr Dalton was a parliamentary assistant to Fianna Fail TD Sean O Fearghail, but is no longer employed by the Kildare South deputy.

It is expected that Cllr Dalton will resign his Kildare County Council seat.