Budget meeting reconvenes in Lifford today

Donegal County Council's Budget Meeting reconvenes later today with members hoping to approve spending plans for the coming year. Tomorrow is the deadline by which the budget must be passed.

The Budget for 2013 outlines revenue spending of €133 million, down over €15 million on 2012.

Despite several hours of discussion into the night at the first budget meeting last month, the council remained deadlocked on issues of housing and maintainance, with Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein voting down a Fine Gael compromise.

The key sticking point has been oppopsition to a proposed rise in Council rents of €100 a year, and how maintainance of council housing stock is to be paid for.