Town Council to get tough on vacant property owners

Owners of property in Letterenny,which is vacant and falling in to disrepair, are being warned the Derelict Property Act will be used if the property isn't brought up to standard.

Councillor Gerry McMonagle raised the issue with Letterkenny Town council following a recent fire at a vacant property in the Long Lane area.

He says the vacant houses are being used as drinking dens and are a concern to other residents living close by.

Councillor McMonagle says the council needs to get tough: