Memories, 2004: Shock at councillors golf junket

LIMERICK city councillors heading on a three day junket are set to spend more time golfing and clay pigeon shooting than attending the conference.

LIMERICK city councillors heading on a three day junket are set to spend more time golfing and clay pigeon shooting than attending the conference.

Two sessions of golf and clay pigeon shooting have been earmarked for the conference on “Arts and Culture - The Role of the Local Authorities” with just three hours set aside for conference speeches.

Describing the itinerary as “off the wall”, Labour councillor Kieran Walsh said he was shocked by how little work appeared to be involved at the €300- per-head gathering.

Just three hours of speeches are planned for the conference in Swords, which is being hosted by Fingal County Council.

Delegates arriving on Thursday, January 29 can go shopping, play golf or shoot clay pigeons in the morning but must be back for a 7pm reception.