Letterkenny Town Council to try and attract new businesses

Letterkenny Town Council has agreed to look at schemes and initiatives aimed at attracting new businesses in to the town's long term vacant properties.

Other local authorities have introduced schemes which incentivize new business start-ups through a number of measures including discounted commercial rates.

The issue was raised by councillor Dessie Larkin, he says the aim would to be encourage business development that would not be in competition with existing businesses: