Councillors meet to discuss members behavour in chamber

Highland Radio understands that Frank McBrearty Junior will be invited to address  the council on Monday after claims by other members that his behaviour in the chamber may bring it in to disrapute.

Earlier this week, a meeting was held amongst all party whips on Donegal County Council, with the exception of Labour, to thrash out a set of rules to govern the behaviour of all councillors in the future.

This move follows claims by some that comments made by Frank McBrearty Junior in the chamber have been unbecoming of a councillor and as a result may be bringing the council in to disripute.

This led to a meeting of party whips on Monday last - who thrashed out a protocal to ensure that every councillor within the chamber respects one an other.

It was agreed that the party whips would then meet with councillor McBrearty to ouline their concerns and offer him a rite to reply - the meeting has taken place.

It is expected that at Monday next's meeting of the council Councillor McBrearty will be given an oppurtunity to address the chamber on the issue, while details of the new behaviral protocal will be reveiled.

Following a stormy meeting in October in which it was claimed foul language was used towards an official by a councillor,  Frank McBrearty issued a statement.

In it he stating that he wished 'to apologise for the inappropriate language I used in recent exchanges with the County Manager '.

'I am passionate about the people I represent and the issues that are of concern to them and I accept that I sometimes may over-step the mark in my efforts to promote their interests.'