Councillor says authority’s consultancy spending excessive

Councillor Terence Slowey has called on Donegal County Council to do more of its project consultancy in house after he was furnished with figures outlining the millions the council has paid out recently.

Between 2005 and 2009 the council has spent 42 million euro on consultancy fees for water, roads and other infrastructural projects.

Councillor Slowey says much of this work could be done in house within the council and would save more jobs from being lost: