DANA THREATENS TO QUIT PRESIDENTIAL RACE AS FAMILY ROW RAGES

first_imgSHE may have finally been nominated to stand for the Presidential election by Donegal County Council, but Derry woman Dana Rosemary Scallon is on the verge of quitting the race today because of a family dispute.The singer was involved in an on-air row with RTE Radio One’s Pat Kenny this morning after he asked her about when she was granted American citizenship.There were also weekend reports about a family dispute over Mrs Scallon’s mother’s home in Derry. She died two years ago and there is a legal dispute over her estate. Dans said she found it “really disgusting” that details of a legal dispute between members of her family was being discussed in the press and on national airwaves.“It was a court case – a very turbulent and hard time for me and my family. We worked our way through it and we’re trying to patch up my family. My family is more important to me than this presidential election.“I don’t want any more questions about it,” she said.She went on: “I did not anticipate that a newspaper as reputable as the [Irish] Times would delve into a family matter and spread it across two inside pages and a front page… I do not keep this [US document] in my pocket, I had to search for it,” she said. “I am not answering any more questions,” she said. “I applied for [American] citizenship when I went there. I went there in 1991. I will not have my family dragged across this presidential election, or else I will step out of it.”DANA THREATENS TO QUIT PRESIDENTIAL RACE AS FAMILY ROW RAGES was last modified: October 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:danaquit threatlast_img