Shiels questions increase in council members’ expenses budget

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A Donegal County Councillor is questioning the expenses provision for members in Donegal County Council's budget for next year.

Councillor Dessie Shiels claims the amount has risen by 29%, compared with the 2015 figure.

This, he says, goes against the national trend, with other councils across the country decreasing their expenses provisions.

Councillor Sheils, who since elected has not claimed any expenses, is calling for an explanation for the increase..........