Monaghan councillor resigns from Sinn Fein

MONAGHAN town councillor has resigned from Sinn Fein.

James Cunningham, a former mayor in Castleblayney, said he would retain his seat as an "independent republican."

"I am not making any statement on the matter but I will be continuing as a councillor pursuing a republican policy and representing all those who elected me," he said.

In his late forties and married with a grownup family, Mr Cunningham is originally from Co Armagh.


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