Limerick council officials given anonymity to prevent reprisals

Measures have been taken to protect officials in Limerick City Council with anonymity when dealing with housing applications from families linked to organised crime.

11th April, 2009

Measures have been taken to protect officials in Limerick City Council with anonymity when dealing with housing applications from families linked to organised crime.

John Gilligan, the mayor of Limerick, said that the identity of key decision-makers in the authority were not known to other officials - or even to elected public representatives - so that the risk of them being targeted by organised crime gangs could be controlled.

He said the measures were taken...

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