“Claims should not affect my Udaras nomination” – Alcorn

Donegal Councillor David Alcorn says he doesn't believe a letter raising questions about expenses claims will impact on his appointment to the new, slimmed down board of Udaras na Gaeltachta.

The anonymous letter, signed by a "concerned taxpayer" includes copies of expenses claims made by the councillor and Udaras bhoard member between 2006 and 2009.

Copies of the letter and attached documents have been received by the council, Udaras, the Ethics Registrar and local media.

Cllr Alcorn says he will answer any questions raised after he has studied the documentation.

In the meantime, Cllr Alcorn told Highland Radio News this morning he does not believe this should impact on his membership of the new udaras board, which has yet to be formally announced. Cllr Alcorn has been nominated by Donegal County Council, and he is awaiting ratification of that nomination by Junior MInister Dinny Mc Ginley.