Political party refuse to confirm if man suspected of viewing child abuse material has been suspended

It’s being reported this morning that a North West TD and their political party have refused to say whether a man who works for them, accused of viewing child abuse material, has been suspended.


Yesterday it was reported that a laptop owned by a man working for a TD from the local region has been seized by gardaí.


The man – accused of viewing child abuse material – hasn’t been arrested to date, but the allegation is being investigated.


The TD who they work for is not accused of any wrongdoing.


Two internal Leinster House committees were asked to waive parliamentary privilege that applies to politicians’ documents in order for gardaí to access the Oireachtas-issued laptop.


The Irish Independent are reporting this morning that both the party and the TD did not respond to questions as to whether the man had been suspended or been subject to any disciplinary proceedings.