Garda whistleblower John Wilson drops out of local election race

Thursday 01 May 2014 23.46
John Wilson said he is disappointed but does not believe he can give 100% to his campaign
John Wilson said he is disappointed but does not believe he can give 100% to his campaign

Garda whistleblower John Wilson has said he is dropping out of the race for the local elections this month because of ill health.

He had intended to run as an Independent candidate in the Cavan-Belturbet area.

He was diagnosed two months ago with bowel cancer.

Mr Wilson said he is disappointed but believes he could not give 100% to his campaign.