Mayor now authorised to condemn killing of Garda McCabe?

In the aftermath of her controversial appearance on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show, Sinn Féin Cllr Toireasa Ferris, current Mayor of Kerry, accused host Pat Kenny of an ambush, and today faced a no confidence motion in Kerry County Council. Both UTV and RTÉ report the result of that vote, a 4 votes rejection of the motion[with 5 abstentions].. but the Limerick Blogger adds information on the 3 other votes on the issue.. including one which proposed that the Council, as a whole, did condemn the killing of Garda Jerry McCabe – agreed by all except the two SF councillors, who were then censured in a subsequent vote. That should mean that the Mayor of Kerry does have the authority to do the same.. who’ll be the first journalist to ask her?

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