Sinn Féin has warned Meath West TD Johnny Guirke that any further errors in relation to property he is renting out will see him subject to disciplinary action.
Earlier today it emerged that a property the Moylagh man is renting out in Galway was not registered with the Residential Tenancies Board, something Guirke blamed on a letting agent who was looking after the property.
Meath Live has asked Guirke to identify the letting agent but he has not yet done so.
In a statement, Sinn Féin said: “All rental properties should be registered with the Residential Tenancies Board – no ifs, buts or maybes.
“It isn’t acceptable that rental property was not registered, even for a short period.
“Johnny has accepted he made an error in relation to a rental property when its RTB registration lapsed which was being managed by a local agent. He rectified the situation when it came to light. The property was properly listed in the members’ interests register.
“The party has formally spoken with Johnny and made it clear to him that the situation with regard to the rental property not being registered properly with the RTB was unacceptable and that any further lapses would result in disciplinary action from the party.”
Meath Live understands that Sinn Féin are insisting Guirke has a running mate in the next election with former Mayor of Navan Caoimhe Ní Shluáin the likely candidate.