Council figures on rates underline challenge facing Donegal businesses

Donegal County Council has written off 3.4 million euro in rates due last year deeming the money irrecoverable.

Figures released by the council show that of the almost 21 million euro in rates demanded off businesses last year just 15 million euro has been collected.

22% of businesses have entered a payment plan with the council for a total amount of 2.25 million euro carried forward to this year.

In all, 11 million euro in rates are on the council's books as being in arrears.