Press barred from crucial county council debate

A councilor has claimed that the council could be perceived as brushing under the carpet a debate on the 'Whole Timed System of Work'

Councillor Ciaran Brogan made the remark after the press where barred from a debate on the WSW at the request of Frank McBrearty Junior.

His request was backed by most members of Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Fein.

The Whole System of Work has cost over 3.5 million euro to date and is a framework with the aim of helping the council work more efficiently.

The decision to block media coverage of the debate is understood to avoid litigation against the council or it's members.

Questions have been raised about how the WSW contract was procured and awarded.

It is currently being tested to see if it is to be fully implemented .

Greg Hughes spoke to Cllr Brogan in Lifford this afternoon. He says the decision to meet in private was the wrong one...........

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