The statement reads as follows -
In light of the content of the RTE Investigations Unit programme which was broadcasted on RTE on Monday 7th December, 2015, Donegal County Council wishes to confirm that the matters raised in the programme are being examined as an issue of urgency and priority.
This examination is being conducted in the first instance by the Ethics Registrar in the Council.
The examination will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Part 15 of the Local Government Act, 2001 Ethical Framework for the Local Government Service, and the Code of Conduct for Councillors, and any matters arising from this examination will be processed in line with the provisions as set down.
Pending the conclusion of this examination, the Council will not be making any further statements at this time.