Council backed groups will have to account for funding expenditure

Letterkenny Councillor Dessie Larkin says it's time that groups, facilities and events being funded by the council should come before the council to brief members on how that money is being spent.

Cllr Larkin also says work programmes and plans should be submitted to the council before money is handed over to ensure that value for money is being achieved.

The council has agreed to begin the process by asking what Cllr Larkin referred to as “the big three” - An Grianan Theatre, Regional Cultural Centre and the County Museum to make submissions.

Speaking to Highland Radio at the meeting, he said ratepayers deserve to know where their money is going:

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