A Sligo Leitrim TD has called on the Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris to act on evidence that representatives of political parties are engaging in the impersonation of employees from fictitious market research companies carrying out political opinion polls.
Deputy MacSharry has called on Commissioner Harris to investigate the actions of a number of political party’s including Fianna Fáil, Sinn Fein, Fine Gael, and the Green party that have already admitted to carrying out such practices in the past.
Deputy MacSharry has called on Taoiseach Micheál Martin to resign over the fake polling controversy.
It’s also being reported that the Sligo-based TD wrote to Mr. Martin asking him to “remove all senior staff” and then resign after it emerged Fianna Fáil members had posed as pollsters to survey voters.
The Sligo Leitrim TD in a letter to the commissioner is looking to establish if those involved were in violation of any laws.
Deputy MacSharry has also committed to enacting changes to the legislation that would make such a practice illegal.