Mayor says Councillors have responsibility to pass budget

The Mayor of Donegal says Councillors have a responsibility to the people of the county to pass the council's budget for next year.

The 29 elected representatives could not agree on how the council's income would be spent next year when they met before Christmas.

Councillors meet again in early January and must agree the budget or face the government intervening and deciding how the local authorities resources are distributed.

Mayor Noel McBride is urging Council members to find a way to get the budget through:

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