Letterkenny councillors call on minister to stop funding IBAL

Letterkenny Town Council is calling on Environment Minister Phil Hogan to withdraw fundiny from IBAL, the Irish Business Against Litter group. The issue was raised by Cllr Dessie Larkin, who said that unlike the Tidy Towns judges, IBAL will not engage with the council, and its judging takes place in secret.

IBAL receives €70,000 in government funding.

The council is to write to Minister Hogan with copies of the letter going to all other councils.

Cllr Larkin says it was no surprise to him that his proposal received uanimous support. He says the government should either give the money to Tidy Towns, or bring in a competition that the Town Council can subscribe to and engage with..........

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