Fahan Marina ruling will cost tax payer millions

A Donegal County Councillor claims a High Court decision yesterday relating to the Fahan Marina, could end up costing the tax payer millions of euro.

The High Court has ruled that the Department of Marine and Natural Resources acted outside its powers and imposed unreasonable conditions on the owners of a Donegal Marina.

In an action taken by the Department against Figary Watersports Development company Limited, Mr Justice McKechnie said the Department had failed in its duty regarding an application for €2.4m in European funding by the development company that operates the  marina at Lough Swilly.

Councillor Padraig MacLoughlainn, who was in Dublin for the hearing,  says that ruling will prove expensive:

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