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#Donegal County Council

# donegal-county-council - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Donegal County Council meeting adjourned to address Mica redress protest outside
# Defective Blocks
# Defective Blocks

Donegal County Council meeting adjourned to address Mica redress protest outside

Nov 28th 2022, 8:33 PM 7,546 Views 5 Comments

Senior members of the council went to hear the concerns and frustration of the crowd.

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'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal
# Ballybofey
# Ballybofey

'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal

Sep 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 45,831 Views 40 Comments

Residents claim to have been misled about the consultation and appeals process, but councillors deny this is the case.

Donegal is turning to virtual reality to bump its overseas visitor numbers
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Donegal is turning to virtual reality to bump its overseas visitor numbers

May 2nd 2019, 3:04 PM 918 Views 0 Comments

The county is one of the west’s least visited.

'Young people think they're indestructible': How can Donegal prevent more young road fatalities?
# Donegal
# Donegal

'Young people think they're indestructible': How can Donegal prevent more young road fatalities?

Aug 25th 2018, 7:30 AM 17,563 Views 72 Comments

21 people under the age of 30 have been killed on Donegal’s roads this decade.

It's going to take €15 million to fix Donegal's roads after last month's flooding
# Unprecedented
# Unprecedented

It's going to take €15 million to fix Donegal's roads after last month's flooding

Sep 11th 2017, 5:18 PM 9,014 Views 20 Comments

Donegal County Council released its estimates on the repair costs this afternoon.

After a two-year wait, a probe into 'dodgy' Donegal planning is finally finished
# Planning Permission
# Planning Permission

After a two-year wait, a probe into 'dodgy' Donegal planning is finally finished

Sep 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 15,981 Views 19 Comments

But it’s not known when the report’s findings will be made public.

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing
# Donegal
# Donegal

Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing

Aug 30th 2017, 4:55 PM 21,640 Views 0 Comments

The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.

‘The devastation has been heart wrenching’: 47 families ‘displaced’ by Donegal flooding
# Inishowen Peninsula
# Inishowen Peninsula

‘The devastation has been heart wrenching’: 47 families ‘displaced’ by Donegal flooding

Aug 29th 2017, 1:56 PM 15,701 Views 10 Comments

Donegal County Council says some of the families won’t return to their homes “for some time”.

It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
# Donegal County Council
# Donegal County Council

It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims

Jan 22nd 2017, 7:45 AM 22,053 Views 0 Comments

Sipo has ruled that Brian Ó Domhnaill contravened ethics legislation, something he has strongly denied.

It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
# SIPO
# SIPO

It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims

Oct 22nd 2016, 6:10 AM 41,277 Views 0 Comments

The disputed expense claims date back to 2006 and 2007, when Brian Ó Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council.

It has cost almost €300k to investigate this senator's €2k expense claims
# Donegal County Council
# Donegal County Council

It has cost almost €300k to investigate this senator's €2k expense claims

Jul 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 44,205 Views 0 Comments

Legal and translation fees connected with the case have added up to a significant amount.

A missed opportunity for Guinness and oysters that got lost in translation
# The Road To Donegal
# The Road To Donegal

A missed opportunity for Guinness and oysters that got lost in translation

May 10th 2016, 4:15 PM 21,063 Views 0 Comments

The public hearing into the alleged duplication of expenses by a Fianna Fáil senator was finally held yesterday.

Fianna Fáil senator says he filed expense claims "as honestly as he could"
# Donegal County Council
# Donegal County Council

Fianna Fáil senator says he filed expense claims "as honestly as he could"

May 9th 2016, 11:35 AM 24,834 Views 0 Comments

Brian Ó Domhnaill claimed expenses for attending events in different locations on the same days.

Another council has voted in favour of abolishing water charges
# Donegal
# Donegal

Another council has voted in favour of abolishing water charges

Nov 14th 2014, 6:04 PM 22,817 Views 104 Comments

Fine Gael’s whip on the Donegal County Council said that “people have given enough”.

Arts Minister defends decision to give Fine Gael's Seanad nominee a state board job
# Seanad-igans
# Seanad-igans

Arts Minister defends decision to give Fine Gael's Seanad nominee a state board job

Sep 23rd 2014, 6:40 PM 16,615 Views 53 Comments

John McNulty was appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art days before he was nominated for the vacant Seanad seat.

Call for inquiry into claims of Donegal planning improprieties
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

Call for inquiry into claims of Donegal planning improprieties

Jul 9th 2014, 7:38 PM 9,250 Views 17 Comments

Following a meeting with whistleblower Gerard Convier, one Sinn Féin TD said he believes there are substantial grounds for an inquiry.

In late twist, Donegal County Council passes budget by a single vote
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

In late twist, Donegal County Council passes budget by a single vote

Jan 13th 2014, 9:07 PM 26,682 Views 127 Comments

A change of mind by one Independent Councillor and the inability of another to vote, meant the budget was passed after it seemed likely to fail.

Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed
# Dissolution Threat
# Dissolution Threat

Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed

Jan 8th 2014, 3:24 PM 9,210 Views 46 Comments

And Phil ‘Big Phil’ Hogan will be doing the removal…

Donegal County Council on verge of collapse after failure to agree budget
# Donegal
# Donegal

Donegal County Council on verge of collapse after failure to agree budget

Jan 8th 2014, 7:02 AM 8,404 Views 34 Comments

The budget was defeated with 15 votes to 13.

Donegal County Council need €7.8 million to fix Lifford water
# Water
# Water

Donegal County Council need €7.8 million to fix Lifford water

Jun 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,963 Views 29 Comments

Families in certain areas have their access to clean water interrupted up to once a month because of ongoing problems with local pipes.

Ethics watchdog to hold public hearing into FF senator's council expenses
# Ethics
# Ethics

Ethics watchdog to hold public hearing into FF senator's council expenses

May 30th 2013, 8:51 PM 10,015 Views 25 Comments

SIPO has been investigating allegations over Brian Ó Domhnaill’s expenses while on Donegal County Council since last year.

TD highlights problem of rusty water in Lifford
# Donegal
# Donegal

TD highlights problem of rusty water in Lifford

May 16th 2013, 1:15 PM 10,312 Views 48 Comments

This picture speaks a thousand words, says local TD Pearse Doherty.

Council's €230k social housing property destroyed in fire
# Fire
# Fire

Council's €230k social housing property destroyed in fire

Feb 12th 2013, 8:31 AM 15,743 Views 81 Comments

The house in Ballyshannon had recently been purchased by the county council, intended for use by a Traveller family.

"Unbalanced, ambiguous and biased" - Donegal Council hits back at An Taisce
# Bad Planning
# Bad Planning

"Unbalanced, ambiguous and biased" - Donegal Council hits back at An Taisce

Apr 18th 2012, 10:27 AM 3,756 Views 24 Comments

The report by An Taisce said Donegal was the worst county in Ireland for planning – but Donegal County Council says the report generalised too much.

An Taisce says it saved State from €752m in impaired loans
# An Taisce
# An Taisce

An Taisce says it saved State from €752m in impaired loans

Apr 17th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,313 Views 24 Comments

The National Heritage body said its successful appeals against unsustainable planning applications over the past decade have saved the State between €505 – €752 million.

Confusion reigns over ‘ownership’ of Lough Foyle
# No Man's Land
# No Man's Land

Confusion reigns over ‘ownership’ of Lough Foyle

Feb 27th 2012, 7:10 AM 5,271 Views 20 Comments

Ministers say it is unclear whether the Republic of Ireland or the United Kingdom owns the seabed and waterline of Lough Foyle, situated on the Donegal-Derry border.

Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking
# Fracking
# Fracking

Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking

Jan 17th 2012, 10:50 AM 4,706 Views 46 Comments

Donegal and Sligo join Clare, Leitrim and Roscommon in clamping down on the controversial practice to extract shale gas.

Norris and Dana's presidential hopes boosted as councils to meet next week
# Race For The Cllrs
# Race For The Cllrs

Norris and Dana's presidential hopes boosted as councils to meet next week

Sep 23rd 2011, 7:23 PM 893 Views 19 Comments

Both now appear likely to receive enough support from local authorities to ensure they get on the ballot paper when nominations close next Wednesday.

The Daily Fix: Monday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 27th 2011, 8:04 PM 1,857 Views 2 Comments

In this evening’s Daily Fix: Hospitals move closer to crisis, “killing fields” trial opens in Cambodia, close encounters of a third kind in Wicklow, and the case of the thieving seagull…

Fine Gael councillor could face expulsion over double claiming on expenses
Live Apr 14th 2011, 12:12 PM

Fine Gael councillor could face expulsion over double claiming on expenses