Strabane District Council to consider banning public and media from meetings

Strabane District Council has confirmed it is to consider banning the public and Press from committee meetings.

The move would not affect access to full monthly council meetings.

The move is being looked at as part of a wider review of council business, and was discussed at a recent private meeting by senior council staff and party leaders.

Local SDLP Representative Daniel McCrossan says the media and public cannot be excluded from committee meetings:

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