Chairman reins in motion happy councillors running for Dáil
Published 17/11/2015 | 00:00
MOTION-happy General Election candidates were told to limit their exuberance to one motion per month in future.
Cllr Larry O'Brien raised the issue, noting that two General Election candidates from the Fianna Fail party, namely Cllrs Malcom Byrne and James Browne, had two motions each on the agenda, while Cllr Michael Sheehan, who is aiming to secure a late call to run for the party in the election, had two motions, and Cllr Deirdre Wadding, who is running for the People Before Profit party, had two motions also.
George Lawlor expressed concern that his party colleague Cllr Robbie Ireton had a motion.
'He is the only one not running who has a motion down. I'm getting worried about Robbie,' Cllr Lawlor, who is considered next in line after Brendan Howlin for the party in the county.
Cllr Browne took exception to the comments from across the room, saying: 'This is just because the other side of the house has no candidate. It's absolute, blatant politics.'
Cathaoirleach Cllr Tony Dempsey asked councillors to confine themselves to one motion in the interest of having efficiently run meetings.