Monthly meetings of Municipal Districts in Mayo may soon be available online for the general public to access.

Castlebar councillor Ger Deere called for the development, at the monthly meeting of Castlebar Municipal District.

He says that in the pandemic, while council meetings are now all being held via webinar / zoom, it is only right to ensure that the general public, who had usually attended in the public gallery of the council chamber, could now access a streamed version of proceedings.

He raised the matter as councillors approved the protocol for the new style authority meetings, now online.

Councillor Deere told Midwest News that the move would ensure that the democratic rights of the electorate would be upheld and he believes many people would access the meetings in this way.

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