Councillor says it is time to move on from budget row

"time to move on"

A special meeting of Donegal County Council has today heard claim and counter claim over how the budget for 2010 was adopted last month.

Non-Fianna Fail Councillors have been heavily critical of Mayor Brenden Byrne allowing the budget be adopted while only Fianna Councillors were present in the chamber.

However legal advice presented today backed Mayor Byrne's handling of the situation and all but ruled out suggestions of a vote of no confidence.

Meanwhile Independent Councillor Seamus O'Domhnaill has described today's meeting as a pantomime - he says it is time now to put the controversy to rest and move on with important council business:

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