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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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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 Exclusive

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 Exclusive

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 Exclusive

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 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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

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

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

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