Call for live online streaming of Galway County Council meetings

Fri, May 29, 2015

In the wake of the farcical scenes witnessed in the new Galway County Council chamber this week, local representative James Charity has called for live online streaming of meetings, so that the public can view proceedings for themselves.

Councillor Charity labelled the behaviour at Wednesday's monthly council meeting as 'utterly disgraceful.' Proceedings were held up for more than two hours as a dispute arose over seating arrangements in the chamber. Essentially, the first three seats were in dispute, which Fianna Fáil wished to occupy (and did at this meeting.)

The first three seats at the table have been occupied by Sinn Féin representatives Dermot Connolly, Tom Healy, and Gabe Cronnelly following last year's local elections. However it was pointed out that because Fine Gael councillors were sitting across the table, it was always tradition that Fianna Fail and Fine Gael sat opposite one another.


News

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What's On

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Des Keogh as George Bernard Shaw.

Property

Quality four bed detached home in a prime location

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No 14 Gort Ard.

Motors

Land Rover’s unique Rugby World Cup Defender 

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Business

Eircom proposes Ireland’s fastest broadband for rural Galway

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Lifestyle

The Best of the New Beauty Products...

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Opinion

Game of Thrones as councillors get childish over seats

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