Councillor calls for emergency council meeting after Prime Time Mica investigation

albert-doherty

An Inishowen councillor is calling for a special meeting of Donegal County Council to discuss last night's Prime Time investigation into the Mica issue in the county.

In a letter to Chief Executive Seamus Neely and Caothaireleach Ciaran Brogan, Cllr Albert Doherty says there were issues of grave concern raised in the programme.

Among the claims made was that memos show officials were aware of the situation, but that knowledge and information was not confirmed to members.

He says he is requesting a special emergency meeting to allow councillors and officals to explore, discuss and prepare an immediate response to Minister Simon Coveney on behalf of all affected Mica householders.

He also says the effect on businesses, schools and the council's own buildings must also be included in any response...............

 

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Text of Cllr Doherty's e-mailed letter -

 

Subject: Mica/ Prime time / Donegal County council

Seamus  and Ciaran,
Given the contents of tonight's Prime time programme, the information and knowledge that officals allegedly were aware of in relation to the extent of the  MICA situation in Donegal, the lack of of information confirmed to members, and alleged "secret memos"
I am requesting the chairperson to convene a special emergency meeting to allow councillors and officals to explore, discuss and prepare an immediate response to Minister Coveney on behalf of all affected Mica householders, businesses, schools and particularly Council  housing and property stock.
I'd appreciate your response at the earliest convenience.
Is mise le meas,
Albert Doherty Councillor