Cabinet to discuss fate of Town Councils tomorrow

Town councillors in Donegal will be awaiting news from tomorrows cabinet meeting, the last before the summer break.

Proposals to abolish a number of town councils will be discussed during the meeting, although it will be the autumn at the earliest before anything can be done.

Last year, Minister Phil Hogan indicated that smaller councils would be abolished, with speculation in Donegal that Ballyshannon and Bundoran could face the axe, with Buncrana and Letterkenny regarded as being safe.
However, in February of this year, it was being reported that all town councils could be in jeapordy.

At the time, the then Mayor of Letterkenny Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle called for clarity. He put forward a spirited defence of the town council structure, saying a relatively small saving would come at a significant cost to local democracy..........

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