Ferry funding row continues to fester in Donegal

A row over funding for ferries in Donegal continues to fester after a Donegal County County meeting adjourned yesterday amid some unsavoury scenes.

The row centres on the interpretation of the minutes of last months Budget meeting.

€50,000 has been allocated to ferries, with Fianna Fail claiming it was agreed that all the money would go to the Swilly Ferry, while Fine Gael say that the €50,000 would be allocated to the Swilly Ferry and the Greencastle - Magilligan Ferry.

A full blown row then escalated between FF Cllr Ciaran Brogan and FG Cllr John Ryan.

Cllr Brogan says some councillors have questions to answer about their  honesty and integrity on the issue.............

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Cllr John Ryan has said it was clear that Councillor Brogan was questioning his integrity - he says he is deeply upset at the allegations.........

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