Future looks brighter for Donegal’s Town Councils

Town Councils could be set for a reprieve with sources close to the environment minister indicating that Ireland's Town Councils could be given extra powers in the upcoming revamp of local government.

Fears have been expressed locally that Letterkenny, Buncrana, Bundoran and Ballyshannon town Councils could be scrapped as part of any reform.

However sources suggest councils look likely to be beefed up, while regional authorities now look set to be scrapped under plans being brought to the cabinet.