There were heated exchanges at this week’s meeting of Bundoran Town Council when a councillor accused the newly elected chairperson of the council of “being a bully and corrupt.”
Cllr. Florence Doherty objected to the fact that a motion which she had submitted had not been included on the agenda and was extremely vociferous in her protestations.
Chairperson Denise Connolly told the councillor that her motion had been ruled out of order.
Cllr. Doherty, addressing the chairperson said, “You are a bully. You cannot stand over this. I have followed the proper procedures and this motion should be included on the agenda.
“This is corrupt and you are using your position to prevent this motion being discussed.” Cllr. Elizabeth McIntyre called for the meeting to be held in committee and this was agreed.
Cllr. Diarmaid Doherty said that he was withdrawing from the meeting saying, “Every person here is entitled to put forward a motion which can be aired in public. We should let the public decide.” Cllr. Connolly apologised to the gallery and the attending press for the hub bub and declared that the remainder of the meeting be held in committee. The Democrat spoke to Cllr Connolly on Wednesday and she said she “totally refutes” the allegations made by Cllr Florence Doherty.