He says the new devices will help councillors streamline their work, communicate with officials and constituents by email and allow for all the council agendas to be online rather than paper.
Councillors were also given €60 printers.
“Over the next five years, they will certainly have earned their keep. It will be much handier for our council work,” said Cllr Crossan.
He said it was “completely understandable” that the council wanted to streamline council business in this way.
He said the matter was not raised or discussed in the council today, adding: “I think it is just a storm in a tea cup really.”