Members of the Donegal County Council have voted to censure Cllr John O’ Donnell following an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission last month.
The vote took place at a special session today when the local authority met to discuss the findings of the SIPO report published in March.
Around 20 councillors attended the meeting and the decision was unanimous to censure the Kilmacrennan politician.
It means that Clr O’Donnell will not be allowed to sit on any local committees apart from one and he will not be able to address the council.
However, there remains just one meeting left of the council before the next local elections on May 24th.
If Cllr O’Donnell is re-elected, any censure on him will then be lifted.
The council did not have the power to suspect or remove Cllr O’Donnell from the local authority.
An investigation by SIPO has found that Cllr John O’Donnell broke councillor codes of conduct during an undercover RTÉ Investigates exposé.
The Independent Kilmacrennan councillor was secretly filmed in 2015 during a meeting with an undercover reporter, who posed as a representative of a foreign investment firm looking for his support for a wind farm development.