Councillor wants live broadcast of meetings

Members of the public anywhere will be able to watch and listen to meetings of Sligo County Council, if a member of the council has his way.

Sinn Fein Councillor Chris MacManus will propose at next Monday’s meeting that proposals for live web casting, or other live broadcasting means, be brought forward.

This would allow the public to not only know the results of various votes and decisions but also to follow the dicussions and arguments leading up to them.

It would also allow the public to see and hear how councillors and officials act and what they have to say at meetings.

Cllr MacManus says live webcasting of the meetings would enhance local democracy.

He has been telling Ocean FM News the reasons behind his proposal: