Boston trip will not be a junket – Mayor

The Mayor of Donegal Cllr Cora Harvey says a council trip to Boston next week should pay real dividends for the county.

The invitation to travel to Boston from the Irish Echo newspaper, and involves a number of speeches and meetings in Boston. They include Cllr Harvey making keynote speeches at a business awards ceremony and a meeting to mark links between Boston and the North West.

It was agreed that Mayor Cllr Cora Harvey, County Development Board Chairperson Cllr Dessie Larkin and County Manager Seamus Neely should travel.

The meeting had to be adjourned for a time after repeated interjections from Cllr Frank Mc Brearty, who interrupted proceedings on a number of occasions with references to junkets and expenses.

Cllr Harvey rejects any suggestion that this is a junket..........

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