Council passes €175m Budget for 2023

Yesterday Donegal County Council passed its revenue budget for 2023. The total expenditure forecast for next year is €175,555,907. This equals €480,975 daily expenditure or  €1,056 council expenditure per citizen. The meeting heard that the cost increases experienced in the previous two years during the Covid pandemic did not ease and instead have worsened. Advertisement […]

Budget 2022 set to be one of the most challenging

DONEGAL’S councillors have been warned that next year is shaping up to be one of the most challenging in recent history. Rising costs and dwindling income streams have left the local authority struggling to match the budget delivered in 2021. “The expectation must be that we can only do next year what we have done […]

Focus turns to budget as campaigners plan what’s next

MICA Action Group (MAG) will be eagerly watching tomorrow’s budget to get an indication of the government’s intentions towards a 100 per cent redress scheme. Speaking to the Donegal News yesterday campaigner Michael Doherty said if there is anything less than €150 million on the table to address the mica scandal then it is not […]

Council passes €154 million budget for 2020

Donegal County Council has passed its budget for 2020 which has an extra €8.4 million to spend in the coming year. The revenue budget for 2020 is €154 million with a large chunk of the funding, €48 million, going towards roads. Two amendments were adopted at the meeting in Lifford today. The first was proposed […]

Meeting adjourned to mark death of councillor’s mother

THE ANNUAL Budget meeting of Donegal County Council has been adjourned for an hour this morning in a mark of respect following the death of Cllr Gerry McMonagle’s mother. Mary McMonagle (nee Smyth) passed away on Wednesday and her funeral mass is due to take place in Creggan in Derry on Saturday morning. Party colleague […]

Council meeting adjourned for the second time today

DONEGAL County Council’s Budget meeting has been adjourned for the second time this afternoon as councillors have failed to reach an agreement. At the last budget meeting councillors refused to support a 5% increase in commercial rates. Earlier this afternoon party whips met from 12pm to 2.30pm but failed to come to an agreement. Advertisement […]