Council urged to not financially neglect island communities

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:

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