18th November 2014
By David O’Sullinan
Cork City Councillors have voted to NOT adopt a budget for the coming year,
and the Council risks being dis-banded and an Administrator appointed
unless talks over the coming two weeks can reach a political solution
and pass a budget.
At a lengthy 5 hour meeting last night in City Hall for the first time in
23 years a budget was NOT voted through.
There were 3 recesses, and 2 votes, but the result both times was 14 FOR,
Fine Gael and Fianna Fail voted FOR the budget,
while Sinn Fein, the Anti Austerity Alliance and Independents voted AGAINST.
David O’Sullivan was at the meeting, and has this special report.