Mc Hugh responds to Canning’s road funding claims

Deputy Joe Mc Hugh has responded to claims by Newtowncunningham based Fiana Fail Councillor Paul Canning that political influence led to an unequal distribution of Local and Regional Road Funding in Donegal.

According to Cllr Paul Canning, councillors and officials had spent hours finalising a priority list, but it was ignored and the bulk of the money was allocated to the three electoral areas in Donegal South West.

Responding, Deputy Joe Mc Hugh said that Cllr Canning's concerns are focussing on a specific €1.1 million
element of an allocation that exceeds €20 million.

He says there is a significant amount of discretionary funding in the package, and all councillors should now focus on ensuriong they get a significant share of that..............

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