The board was rapped on the knuckles by the county board executive after Jim Enright, defeated for the post of assistant treasurer, alleged voting irregularities.
There were three candidates for the two positions of asst treasurer, the outgoing Tom Cronin and Enright, and Pat O’Donnell.
Cronin received 59 votes, O’Donnell 41 and Enright 38. O’Donnell and Cronin were deemed elected. Enright, who had been in office for 14 years, appealed that a second ballot should have been called to decide between O’Donnell and himself.
However, there was a twist to the tale in that the west board have been informed that, according to rule, they were not entitled to elect joint treasurers, with only one candidate to be appointed.