Future of prominent Twin Towns landmark now up to An Bord Pleanala

Ritz CinemaThe future of the of the old Ritz cinema in Ballybofey is now in the hands of An Bord Pleanala.

An application lodged in October by the local Butt Hall Committee to have the landmark demolished was met with heavy criticism, sparking a well backed online petition

Donegal County Council rejected the proposed demolition of the iconic building under the grounds of its architectural and social value.

But it's future is again in the balance after the Butt Hall Committee appealed the council's decision to An Bord Pleanala.

A decision is due in May.

Charlie McDyer is amongst those trying to save the building, she says they are continuing with the campaign: