Wicklow County Councillor John Brady has been in the wars lately. Only last week he was forced to reject claims that he staged a photo with drug syringes as an election stunt. Brady claims he found the syringes in the back garden of a boarded-up council house in Fassaroe, Bray. The syringes didn’t look like they were used and why was a Cllr rummaging around a boarded up house looking for a photo-op?
Brady’s latest war with Wicklow County Council has come about because they are trying to evict him from his council house where he has lived in Bray for the last thirteen years.
Brady doesn’t specify what work he did to the house, but he does blame the council for drug dealers and anti social behaviour. What that has to do with him being evicted I’m not quite sure. Wicklow County have refused to comment on the case claiming data protection issues prevent them from doing so. Brady the consummate populist politician will no doubt use this to try to benefit him at the ballot box.
Brady is the kind of Councillor that likes to highlight all that is wrong with his town. Selfies with syringes and degenerating local council staff won’t be good enough if he wants to play senior hurling and become a TD. People like to feel proud of where they come from also.