Council Chamber could become mobile phone free zone.

The Council Chamber in Aras an Chondae could become a mobile phone-free zone unless politicians switch them off. The warning comes ahead of tomorrow’s Annual General Meeting. Officials say there’s technology which can block the signal of all phones. Meetings have frequently been disrupted in the past as members take phone calls during the business of Kerry County Council.Outgoing Mayor Breandain Mac Gearailt has taken a tough line with councillors when it comes to mobiles ringing – however, he’s found that his own colleagues are some of the worst offenders. Now council officials are trying to ensure that the agenda is taken in an efficient way without interruption. A briefing on procedures held on Tuesday saw the newly-elected representatives reminded that standing orders don’t allow the use of mobile phones.