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#Donegal County Council

# donegal-county-council - Sunday 20 September, 2020

'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 45,438 Views 40 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Thursday 2 May, 2019

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 884 Views 0 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Saturday 25 August, 2018

'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 17,490 Views 72 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Monday 11 September, 2017

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 8,996 Views 20 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Sunday 10 September, 2017

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 15,960 Views 19 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

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 21,565 Views 0 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

‘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 15,614 Views 10 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Sunday 22 January, 2017

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 21,665 Views 0 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Saturday 22 October, 2016

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 41,211 Views 0 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

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 44,107 Views 0 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

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 21,036 Views 0 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Monday 9 May, 2016

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 24,802 Views 0 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Friday 14 November, 2014

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 22,798 Views 104 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

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 16,595 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.

# donegal-county-council - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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 9,196 Views 17 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Monday 13 January, 2014

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 26,646 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-county-council - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

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 9,079 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 8,358 Views 34 Comments

The budget was defeated with 15 votes to 13.

# donegal-county-council - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

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 5,948 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.

# donegal-county-council - Thursday 30 May, 2013

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 10,006 Views 25 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Thursday 16 May, 2013

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

TD highlights problem of rusty water in Lifford

May 16th 2013, 1:15 PM 10,269 Views 48 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

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 15,598 Views 81 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

"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 3,674 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.

# donegal-county-council - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

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 2,294 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.

# donegal-county-council - Monday 27 February, 2012

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 5,243 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-county-council - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

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 4,658 Views 46 Comments

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

# donegal-county-council - Friday 23 September, 2011

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 877 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.

# donegal-county-council - Monday 27 June, 2011

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

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jun 27th 2011, 8:04 PM 1,834 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…

Take 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Monday

Jun 27th 2011, 4:45 PM 1,724 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

# donegal-county-council - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Fine Gael councillor could face expulsion over double claiming on expenses
# Expenses Row
# Expenses Row

Fine Gael councillor could face expulsion over double claiming on expenses

Apr 14th 2011, 12:12 PM 1,526 Views 0 Comments

Terence Slowey claimed he made the excess claims in error but he could now face expulsion from the party.