Dublin City Council has revealed that it will hold a secret meeting to deliberate the results of a damning judgement handed down against it last month.
In an unprecedented move, the council will exclude the media on May 28, as the fallout from the rezoning of religious land continues.
The council was left reeling after the Commercial Court upheld a challenge by the Sisters of Charity to the imposition of more restrictive conditions on development of their land in the new Dublin City Development Plan.
In this meeting, all 52 city councillors will be briefed on what went wrong in the court case, and what their options will be. After consulting their lawyers in secret, the council will then re-open its doors for the media.