Buncrana councillor still won’t accept IDA reprioritisation

A Buncrana councillor says he's still not happy with the deal done between the county council and the IDA last year, which has seen the IDA confirm it is to concentrate its marketting efforts on Letterkenny.

As part of the arrangement, the IDA has handed over lands to Donegal County Council in return for dervelopment charge waivers in Letterkenny, and is promising to assist in any initiative to develop them.

However, Cllr Peter Mc Laughlin believes the IDA will effectively seek to poach any investor interested in an area like Buncrana, and seek to bring them to Letterkenny instead.

Recalling how Fruit of the Loom came to Buncrana at the behest of the Mc Carters textile company, Cllr Mc Laughlin believes that now, the situation would be different............