Shiels says council decision to advertise for Letterkenny land won’t ease public concerns


A Donegal Councillor says the authority's advertisement this week inviting offers of land for social housing in Letterkenny will not ease public concern about possible political favouritism.

In July, Independent Councillor Dessie Shiels claimed the council was negotiating with "politically connected" landowners to purchase various sites around the county for social housing.

He believes this week's initiative by the council is a direct response to that claim, but says it is nothing more than ‘advertising after the event’.

Cllr Shiels says the executive is still refusing to make any deals subject to approval from council members, and he believes that will do little to ease public concern...............