Ethics watchdog to investigate sale of civil servant's property to housing association

The public ethics watchdog is to investigate whether a civil servant broke any rules by failing to tell County Councillors they were buying a property he owned.

Tim Caffrey, the CEO of Longford County Council, will face a Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) hearing next Monday at 10am over the sale of his house to a housing association in 2013.

In 2013, the house was sold to the Muiriosa Foundation, using a grant obtained by the Council from the Department of the Environment.

The Council claimed at the time that it was not involved in choosing the house in the village of Cloondara.


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