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David Norris blocked from addressing Galway city council

Mayor Hildegard Naughton cast the deciding vote against the motion to allow Senator David Norris to address the council this September.

Sen David Norris
Sen David Norris
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

GALWAY CITY COUNCIL has voted against allowing David Norris to address its September meeting in the hopes of securing the council’s support in the Presidential elections.

Mayor Hildegard Naughton cast the deciding vote against the motion, thereby denying Norris’ request to address the council in the autumn. Seven councillors had voted for, and seven against, the motion, RTÉ reports.

Former Galway mayors Michael Conneally and Michael Crowe both said that they would not support Norris’ request.

Representatives of Mary Davis – chief executive of Special Olympics Ireland – were also refused permission to speak to the council earlier today, Galway Bay FM reports. However, after some discussion councillors voted on allowing Davis to address the council in September.

Update: Galway Mayor says decision to block Norris was a mistake >

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