Council Budget passed without a vote

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The local authorities revenue budget for 2016 has been passed without a vote.

Donegal County Council will spend almost €133 milion in 2016, almost €1.6 million more than last year.

The biggest single area of expenditure will be payroll and staff costs of over €52 million, 39% of the total. A further €9 million will be spent on pensions.

There was a general agreement between the groupings but a few opposed, one being Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig: