Call for safety measures on ‘escape road’ used by dozens of children

THERE has been a call for safety measures to be installed on a Letterkenny ‘escape route’ where cars travel at ‘phenomenal speeds.’ A call has been made for traffic calming measures to be introduced on the Rahan Road, Letterkenny in the interest of road and pedestrian safety. Cllr Gerry McMonagle said he was raising the […]

New MD Mayors to be elected this week

TWO new Municipal District Mayors are set to be elected this week. Firstly in the Lifford Stranorlar MD, Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Doherty is expected to be elected to the position of Cathaoirleach this morning (Monday). The MD’s annual general meeting is being held online tomorrow, and Cllr Doherty is expected to be nominated for the […]

‘I am very aware of the big boots I have to fill’

IT was a proud day for the McGarvey family as Councillor Pauric McGarvey was officially co-opted onto Donegal County Council to replace his uncle who was once Ireland’s oldest elected representative Cllr McGarvey took his seat during a special meeting in Lifford County House. He replaced Ian McGarvey who retired last month after 18 years. The co-option […]

‘Council is not taking modular home issue serious enough’

A Letterkenny councillor has claimed the Council is not taking the issue of alternative accommodation and modular homes for defective block homeowners serious enough. Cllr Gerry McMonagle submitted a motion calling for the Council to submit a proposal to the Department of Housing calling for the introduction and use of modular homes to house those […]

Costs Council €2.3 million to keep the lights on

IT costs Donegal County Council more than €2.3 million to keep the lights on across the county each year. There are more than 19,000 public lights across Donegal, seventy per cent of which (13,330) are LED lamps. The Council has commenced work on upgrading the public lighting infrastructure (columns/mini-pillars) with approximately ten per cent of […]

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 […]