Donegal County Council's finance department is being asked to ensure that funds are set aside for island communities in the forthcoming budget.
Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher, a member of the council's Island Committee says there's a serious lack of investment in islands at present, and very little appreciation of what island life entails.
She said for most people in Donegal, losing a light outside their house is an inconvenience, but for islanders. losing a light on a pier can be a matter of life and death.
She says islanders are citizens of Donegal, and deserve the council's support: