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Proposal to have future meetings of Clonmel Borough District live streamed to the public supported by members

Published 4 months ago 24th September 2021 by Editor

There were no dissenting voices to a proposal to have future meetings of Clonmel Borough District live streamed to the public at this months Clonmel Borough District meeting. Cllr Niall Dennehy put forward the motion, which would have normal in-camera protocols observed, and was seconded by Cllr Pat English. 

However, in response to Cllr Dennehy’s motion, District Engineer Eoin Powell said that by approving live broadcast of Council meetings, the Members should be aware that All of the proceeding of Council meetings will be on the public record.

Council discussions and decisions made can be viewed in real time by a wide audience. Conduct at meetings will continue to be subject to Standing Orders and to the provisions of the Local Government Act 2001 (as amended).

Mr Powell said that a Webcast of Council meetings is also governed by the Freedom of Information Act 2014, the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2018, General Data Protection Regulations (EU) 2016/679 and the Defamation Act 2009.

He said that the Council will be the Publisher of Webcast. While the Webcast of the Council Meetings will be conducted in real time, the Webcast itself will not constitute the Minutes of the Meeting. The Minutes of the proceedings of the Council will be drawn up by the Meetings Administrator following each meeting, and when confirmed as an accurate record at the following Council Meeting, these Minutes shall be deemed to be the confirmed Minutes of such Meeting.

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