Councillor says diversion of development levy money to Irish Water will hinder council

john sheamais o fearraigh


Sinn Féin Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh has described plans to force local authorities to hand over development levy funds to Irish Water as scandalous.

The levy which in recent years was charged on new developments by local authorities throughout the country is now to be transferred to Irish Water because of a vesting order which was signed by Minister Alan Kelly late last week.

Members of the Right2Water campaign will picket today's reconvened meeting of Donegal County Council.

Cllr O'Fearraigh says this is another blow to the council and will hinder funding for other services in the county.................