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A Northern Ireland council's Brexit committee is to remain in place despite some councillors feeling it should now be wound down. (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

A Northern Ireland council's Brexit committee is to remain in place despite some councillors feeling it should now be wound down. (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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A Northern Ireland council's Brexit committee is to remain in place despite some councillors feeling it should now be wound down. (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

A Northern Ireland council's Brexit committee is to remain in place despite some councillors feeling it should now be wound down.

A report to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council's regeneration and community committee showed that the Brexit committee has met on a monthly basis since December 2018, with costs of approximately £10,260.

Chief executive Alison McCullagh said the UK has now left the European Union and the transition period has commenced, with very limited information on scenarios which could emerge.

She suggested consideration could be given on whether monthly meetings are still required or until better information is provided.

Sinn Feinn councillor Seamus Greene agreed there had been a lull but felt this is the "quiet before the storm".

The matter went to a vote with 16 supporting the Brexit committee continuing to meet on a monthly basis, with 12 members abstaining.

Belfast Telegraph