Cllr Seamus Morris
Sinn Fein has accused Nenagh's Cllr Seamus Morris of quitting the party rather than answering complaints made about him.
The county councillor and former Mayor of Nenagh resigned from the party this Thursday following a bitter dispute over a number of issues within the local Comhairle Ceanntair and the manner in which they were being dealt.
In a statement to the Tipperary Star, the party said that contrary to Councillor Morris’s public comments, there was an exhaustive review process put in place at his request, and the party found no evidence of a smear campaign against Councillor Morris.
"As part of that process, complaints were made against Cllr Morris regarding his behaviour towards fellow party members in the constituency.
"The party had been looking into these complaints.
"Cllr Morris was due to answer the complaints last week.
"He sought an extension of time.
"That was granted and he was due to answer the complaints in writing this evening.
"It seems he has decided to leave the party rather than answer the complaints made against him," statement said.
The statement also said that Cllr Morris’s resignation came as "no surprise to the party at this time".