Despite speculation in recent days that Letterkenny Town Council's monthly meeting would adjourn for Christmas drinks last night, the agenda was finished.
Mayor Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle made no mention of the issue, but when he went to the first motion on the agenda, he was asked by Cllr Victor Fisher to clarify if the tradition of adjourning for Christmas drinks was being ended.
Cllr Mc Monagle replied that he has always believed the agenda should be completed, and it is his understanding that adjourning is at the discretion of the mayor of the day.
The number of motions was considerably down, with most members not submitting any, possibly in the expectation that the meeting would adjourn.
The mayor did invite members, staff and the media for drinks as soon as trhe meeting was finished.