ROWING COUNCILLORS LIKE UNRULY SCHOOLCHILDREN
An unruly bunch trading angry words, feigning umbrage, affecting outrage and throwing insults around during contrived arguments while other, more circumspect members look on in bemusement.
An episode of The Muppet Show? No. It was only the monthly meeting of Fermoy Town Council. They’re renowned for it. Their reputation for ruaille buaille precedes them. Even so, last Tuesday evening’s proceedings were, for those of us looking on, more reminiscent of the carry on of The Bash Street Kids of Beano fame than respected members of our local authority.
If big Phil Hogan had dropped by the town hall he’d have enjoyed a wry smile as he concluded that his plan to abolish town councils was surely warranted. Sure they were like turkeys voting for Christmas, the way they were carrying on.
Friday 22nd February 12:56pm