A Donegal county councillor is calling on Donegal County Council to snub plans by the Minister for Justice and Equality to commemorate the Royal Irish Constabulary.
Cllr Mícheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig is demanding the council convene an emergency meeting to discuss the matter.
He has written to the council demanding that they follow in the footsteps of Clare County Council.
He said “I wish to request an emergency meeting of Donegal County Council in order to discuss the upcoming commemoration of the RIC being organised by the Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan. The event is due to take place on 17th January 2020 and hence the urgency.”
Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said this is a matter of both local and national importance and one that has caused many of my constituents to contact me and complain that this happening against their wishes.
He added “Several members of the Oireachtas have already raised objections but of immediate relevance to Donegal Council is the fact that the mayor of Clare, Cathal Crowe and his deputy, have publicly stated their criticism of this event and made it clear they will not attend.
“I believe, therefore, that it is incumbent on DCC to follow the lead set by our colleagues in County Clare and adopt a council position on this vitally important issue.”Tags: