Buncrana budget meeting this afternoon

Buncrana Town Council will meet this afternoon to adopt it's budget for 2013 with a freeze on commercial rates is one of the key features that has been agreed.

It will be the fourth year in a row that Council has opted to freeze business rates in the town.

The Budget totals just over 3 million euro, with the majority spent on road, transport and safety.

The total payroll cost for Buncrana Town Council will be 738,287 euro for 2013, a significant decrease from the 2008 figure, which was 1.2m euro.

Cllr Nicolas Crossan says he's hopeful that the budget will be passed: