Cork City Council worried Budget meeting protestors

10th December 2013
By David O’Sullivan

Next weeks annual budget meeting of Cork City Council will be held in high

Officials fear that protestors will disrupt proceedings because of cutbacks,

Already this year a number of Council meetings have had to be abandoned
when groups unhappy with the Lord Mayors Salary, Property Tax, Water Charges
and other issues shouted from the public gallery.

After a lengthy debate Councillors voted last night to give the Lord Mayor
unusual power to adjourn the budget meeting in the event of a disruption
and to allow it re-convene in a private room “in committee”.

Genuine members of the media would still be allowed to attend,
but several Councillors expressed concern
about the precedent of conducting a budget meeting without the public

Workers Party Cllr Ted Tynan voted to leave the meeting open, but was

separately, the other local authority in Cork…. The COUNTY Council will
hold it’s budget meeting later this week
in the quieter surroundings of County Hall, NO protestors are expected there


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