Fresh Calls For ‘More Transparency’ On Consulancy Fees In Clare County Council

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There have been fresh calls made for ‘more transparency’ surrounding consultancy fees paid out by Clare County Council.

A Clare FM investigation last month revealed €5.5 million was spent by the local authority here on outside expertise last year, a threefold increase since 2017.

The matter’s been raised at this week’s monthly meeting of elected representatives, which heard calls for the Council’s Executive to make a greater use of in-house staff within the organisation.

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Shannon-based Independent Councillor Gerry Flynn says where money is being spent should be made more clear.

Listen to the full interview here: