CONNOLLY WALKS OUT OF INAUGURAL COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING OVER ALLOCATION OF POSITIONS

14 June 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

INDEPENDENT Monaghan County Councillor Paudge Connolly walked out of the Council’s Annual General meeting last Friday in protest at how the process of allocating positions on the Council had been decided by the three political parties, which, he said, had excluded the three independent members.

The County Council was holding its first meeting of newly elected representatives following the recent local elections. Meetings administrator Ms Carmel Thornton read out the election results by electoral area and the resultant declarations. Cllr Connolly left the chamber after demanding, unsuccessfully, that the meeting be temporarily adjourned so that the rules of the “D’Hondt” system for allocation of positions could be looked at in detail.

After Cllr Connolly vacated the chamber, his fellow Independent, Seamus Treanor, delivered some colourful remarks while…

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