Attorney General to advise on how Donegal planning corruption claims can be investigated

The Attorney General Maire Whelan has been asked to advise on how corruption claims in Donegal can be investigated.

It will also be determined whether gardai or the Standards in Public Office Commission has a role to play.

The move comes after the High Court quashed a report into allegations of corruption in Donegal County Council, after a former planner said his claims had not been properly investigated.

An apology was read in court yesterday to Gerard Convie, a former senior planner with Donegal County Council who was also awarded 25,000 euro.