Buncrana prepares for AMAI conference with the prospect of another big event

Buncrana is in line to host a major high profile event next year, but no more details can be revealed at present according to Mayor Padraig Mac Lochlainn.

The news emerged as Town Councillors were told every hotel room in the area is now booked out for this year's Association of Municipal Authorities of Ireland conference on the 8th, 9th and 10th of September.

Local B&Bs and guesthouses are now being asked to register with the council ahead of the event, which
will attract over 500 delegates.

Former AMAI president and Buncrana Councillor Nicholas Crossan says with the government preparing a white paper on the future of town councils, the Buncrana conference may well be the first salvo in a battle for survival in the face of recommendations that the councils be abolished............

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