Kerry council drink vote slammed

Donegal Mayor, Labour Cllr. Frank McBrearty Jr., and Sinn Féin and Fine Gael party whips have slammed the Kerry County Council proposal to ease drink-driving limits for rural drivers.

Donegal Mayor, Labour Cllr. Frank McBrearty Jr., and Sinn Féin and Fine Gael party whips have slammed the Kerry County Council proposal to ease drink-driving limits for rural drivers.

Fianna Fáil whip, Cllr. Ciaran Brogan, said it was hard for him to comment because he had not seen the proposal.

“But if you’re asking me is it any harm in anyone going to a local pub and having a couple of drinks and driving home, no I don’t think there is,” Cllr. Brogan said. He said he had a conflict of interest because he held a vested interest in a public house. He acknowledged that limits and laws have changed, and also said the issue is not a matter for councils.

Read the full story in Monday’s Donegal People’s Press and Donegal Democrat.