Donegal County Manager writes to Environment Minister

The Donegal County Manager has written to Environment Minister John Gormley seeking clarification on the nature of a review into certain alleged planning irregularities in Donegal during the period from 1998 to 2001.

Information was sought from the council last September on foot of allegations forwarded to the Minister by former Senior Planner Gerry Convie.

Mr Mc Loone, who attended his final full council meeting before retiring, said he has contacted the Minister, pointing out that the allegations were in large, the same ones contained in a series of newspaper reports published in 2002 which led to legal proceedings and findings in favour of Mr Mc Loone and the County Secretary.

The manager has not published details of the cases being reviewed, but says anyone with concerns can contact the council, and they will be told if anything in the cases relates to them.

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