Ó Cuív prisoner letter causes more headaches for FF

Fianna Fáil has been embroiled in more controversy after the party Agriculture Spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuív admitted writing a letter to the Irish Prison Service asking for a convicted killer to be moved to an open prison.

It comes just days after the party's Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins revealed he wrote a letter to a judge asking him not to jail a drug dealer.

Mr Ó Cuív told today's Irish Independent that he is in no way embarrassed about making representations on behalf of Galway man Edward Griffin.

Griffin is currently serving an eight year prison sentence at the Midlands Prison, but was seeking to move to Shelton Abbey Open Prison in 2012 and that is when Ó Cuív wrote to the Prison Service on his behalf.

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