Wexford Royal British Legion President Suspended


The President of the Royal British Legion in Ireland has been suspended from his position.

David O’Morchoe from Gorey accompanied Queen Elizabeth during part of her Irish visit in 2011.

The retired british Army Major General is credited with imrpoving the image of the British Legion in Ireland.

Mr O’Morchoe, the hereditaty chief of the Murphy Clan in Ireland, was suspended from his post in August after sources quoted in the Irish Times say he took exception to organisational changes which effected legion members in the south of Ireland.

The three month suspension is ongoing and David O’Morchoe decided to tender his resignation as President.

Such is the degree of support for the 86 year-old Gorey resident that he has now decided to withdraw his resignation.

The British Legion has six hundred members in Ireland and provides support services for people who have served in the British armed forces.

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