A special meeting of Mayo County Council needs to be considered in light of the abrupt and early adjournment by the Cathaoirleach Seamus Weir of last Monday’s January monthly meeting of the local authority.

That’s the view of Westport based Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn.

The councillor claims that in his many years in politics he was never at a more bizarre conclusion to a local authority meeting, as was witnessed last Monday.

He has called on the Cathaoirleach, Independent councilor Weir, to reconsider his action and to ensure that council business is delivered on in a timely and efficient manner.

At the start of Monday’s monthly meeting of the authority, it was agreed by councillors to adjourn the meeting at 4pm as a mark of respect to a number of people who had died recently.

Tributes were paid by all councillors present, to numerous grieving families, for an hour, and that was followed by a minute’s silence.

However, when the meeting reverted to the regular agenda, Cathaoirleach Weir quite unexpectedly adjourned proceedings at about 25 minutes past three, not having completed any of the items on the regular agenda.

Councillor Flynn has been outlining his frustration and disappointment with what occurred to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley


The Cathaoirleach Seamus Weir says he has no problem in agreeing to convene a special meeting of Mayo County Council to deal with the issues outstanding, after he suddenly adjourned last Monday’s monthly meeting before a single item on the scheduled agenda was completed.

The Cathaoirleach says Monday’s meeting was an emotional meeting as tributes were paid to so many people with strong associations with the council who had died recently.

Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley asked Cathaoirleach Weir if he accepts that the sudden early adjournment of Monday’s meeting was unfair to the general public/rate payers ....


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