Former Longford Town Councillor Christy Warnock has received more than €15,000 as part of a retirement package, the Leader can reveal.
Mr Warnock, who stepped down from his position as local authority urban representative earlier this year, received the payment on foot of his near three decade long association with Longford Town Council.
The figures, which were obtained by the Leader from Longford Town Council, cover a gratuity amounting to €9,738 based on Mr Warnock’s representational payments as an elected representative.
A further €5,669 in ex-gratia monies was provided to the former independent politician in accordance with the Council Authority Members Gratuity Amendment Regulations bill of 2006.
First elected on to Longford Town Council in 1979, Mr Warnock was a member of the Town Council until he lost his seat in 1994. However, he returned to the council in 1999. Mr Warnock’s final payment would have been more had he not lost his seat during that time. In May, Mr Warnock officially stepped down, bowing out as the Town Council’s Mayor.
Mr Warnock’s seat has since been taken by his son, Gerry.
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