Donegal councillors vote to remove Cllr. McBrearty from meeting, which has been adjourned six times

Six adjournments . . . and a councillor suspended from meetings for a month.

That was the upshot of a stormy meeting of Donegal County Council today.

Donegal county councillors had voted at their meeting to remove Independent Councillor Frank McBrearty from its monthly meeting.

The meeting was taking place in in the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.

The councillors decided by 32 votes to one to remove Cllr McBrearty, with Independent Councillor Michael Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig the only councillor voting against.

Cllr McBrearty, who wanted to raised issues in relation to the Mica controversy, refused to leave the meeting.

As the controversy unfolded, there were numerous adjournments.

Eventually, the meeting was adjourned to next Monday, with the council having decided to suspend Cllr McBrearty from all council municipal district and committee meetings for one month.

However, Cllr McBrearty said he will be attending next Monday’s meeting.

Speaking to Ocean FM News this afternoon, Cllr McBrearty insisted the council had no power to take the action it did because he had broken no law.