Paddy Kilduff quits Fianna Fáil
ROSCOMMON County Councillor Paddy Kilduff has left the Fianna Fáil party after more than 50 years as a party member.
The Glanduff man said he opted to resign as he is “disgruntled” with the party.
He will remain as a councillor and will sit on the independent benches for the remainder of his current term. He will not contest the local elections next year.
The 69-year-old, who was first elected to Roscommon County Council in 2004, told the Westmeath Independent this morning he made the decision with a heavy heart. “I am saddened that it has come to this, but I feel relieved now that I have made the decision.”
He said he has considered leaving the party for some time and the time is now right. “I kept it close to my chest,” he said.
“I will be in politics for the next year-and-a-half,” he added.