‘Muzzled’ claim

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A DUP councillor has claimed councillors are being “muzzled” in the Moyle Council chamber.

Cllr Robert McIlroy was speaking after he tried to raise an issue but Council Chairperson, Cllr Padraig McShane (Independent), said he should put it on the agenda for a future meeting.

Cllr McIlroy said other councillors were allowed to raise off-the-cuff matters.

Independent councillor Seamus Blaney said the amount of time spent talking about whether they were allowed to bring a matter up could have been used to discuss the actual issue.