Town Councils facing downgrading threat – Crossan

A Buncrana Councillor claims that a proposal to take responsibility for housing away from town councils would represent an erosion of local democracy.

Housing Minister Michael Finneran says there are 88 housing authorities across the country at the moment, and that is unnecessary. He wants to see a smaller network of regional authorities, which he claims would be more effective and save money.

Meanwhile, Environment Minister John Gormley has ordered a study into the feasibility of a single national Water Authority.

However, Cllr Nicholas Crossan says local authorities are best placed to make the right decisions......