Buncrana Mayor fears Inishowen will lose out to Colertaine ‘enterprise zone’

peter mc laughlinThe Mayor of Buncrana says the designation of a special enterprise zone in Coleraine has the potential to damage Inishowen.

The Coleraine designation was announced in the wake of the announcement that 250 Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency jobs are being absorbed into the current DVLA structures in Swansea.

However, Cllr Peter Mc Laughlin says Inishowen has lost over 1,600 jobs over recent years, but while there have been proposals and discussions, no such iniatives have been announced in Donegal.

He says he is aware of at least one instance in which someone considering investing in Inishowen is now looking at Coleraine instead: