Call for control of salt stocks to be returned to the council

A Fianna Fail County Councillor has called on responsibility for maintaining Donegal's salt stocks to be returned to the council with NRA's response to the recent cold snap being described as abysmal.

Forecaster predict another cold spell in the coming days, however the Council has admitted that salt stocks are low, despite appeals to the NRA for more.

Councillor Charlie McConalogue says that as a result, the council is going to have tough decisions to make on which roads are treated and how - he lays the blame with the NRA:

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Meanwhile Senator Cecilla Keaveney says she has spoken to NRA reprsentatives, Department of Transport representatives and engineers in Donegal County Council.

She says they should all come together and have a discussion.

And She also says that decreasing the amount of roads that will salted is unacceptable:

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