FF Councillors unhappy with decision on Detective Mc Cabe’s Killers

A majority of Fianna Fail Councillors in the county are unhappy with the Government’s handling of the proposed early release of the killers of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe. The survey of 11 Fianna Fail Councillors found only 4 expressed full satisfaction with the government on the issue. It’s expected the matter will be raised as an emergency motion at a meeting of party councillors in Listowel next Monday. The councillors, who were contacted by the Kerry Today programme, were highly critical of Bertie Ahearn. Last week, the Taoiseach told the Dail he would recommend the early release of the IRA men responsible for Detective McCabe`s death, as part of a deal to secure IRA decommissioning. But most councillors feel Bertie Ahern should have told the McCabe family beforehand. While a majority said they weren’t getting negative feedback, 2 said they were encountering strong public anger. Councillors also believe Arts Minister John O` Donoghue shouldn’t have to clarify his role in the controversy. As Minister for Justice, Mr O`Donoghue wrote to Ann McCabe, giving assurances her husband’s killers would not qualify for early release.