Gardai called to Council meeting

GARDAI were called to this morning’s monthly meeting of Donegal County Council which was due to take place in the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny from 11am. Mayor, Cllr Jack Murray adjourned the meting for an hour and said they had an issue to deal with before the meeting could get under-way. Members of the […]

Council’s wages bill to rise by €5m in 2022

PAY restoration, pensions and long service rewards will see Donegal County Council’s wages bill leap by more than €5 million next year. According to the local authority’s budget book the total payroll cost for cost for 2022 will be €79.6 million, up considerably on this year’s €74.5 million. Not all of the money will come […]

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 […]

Donegal County Council meeting to reconvene tomorrow

THE Council meeting that had to be adjourned last week due to councillors ‘squabbling’ will reconvene tomorrow morning at 11am. Last Monday, the monthly Donegal County Council meeting was adjourned after tensions boiled over and a row broke out among members. Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Jack Murray attempted to maintain control of the meeting […]

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 […]

‘Avoid non-essential travel and remain indoors’ – DCC

  Donegal County Council have advised the county to stay indoors today and tomorrow unless it is absolutely necessary. In relation to the nationwide Status Red Level weather warning issued by Met Eireann last night, council offices including libraries will be closed today from 3pm and will remain closed tomorrow.  “The council is asking all […]