It's now looking increasingly unlikely that the proposed €2 increase in rent for those living in council owned property will be included in Donegal County Councils budget for 2013.
The council had been proposing a rent increase of just over 100 euro per house per year.
But in last few minutes, Fine Gael whip on the Council, Barry O'Neill has outlined his parties opposition to the proposal.
Sinn Fein had already said earlier this week that they could not support the councils budget if this measure was contained.
With more on this, here's Greg Hughes from the County House in Lifford.....