O’Neill wants controls on casual chip vans

Cllr Barry O'Neill has called on Donegal County Council to introduce a bye law to stop the practice of on-street casual trading on the Streets of Ballyshannon on the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Cllr O'Neill said that up to fifteen chip vans lined the streets of the town last year during the Rory Gallagher Festival, and this had a huge effect on local businesses.

He said if these bye laws are introduced then they would support local businesses and ratepayers during Ballyshannons busiest weekend of the year.

Cllr O Neill, who is one of the festival's main organisers, says most of the casual fast food vendors are coming in from Northern Ireland..