A motion to allowing the public attend meetings at which decisions are made on applictions under the Development Fund Initiative has been defeated in the Donegal council chamber.
The move would have allowed the public see how funding is being allocated, and on what basis decisions are being made to accept or reject applications.
Cllr Michal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig put forward the motion. He says in light of queries raised in the past in relation to funding allocations, it would have been in the public interest.
He says he brought forward the motion after he was accused of having conflicts of interest in some previous decisions...........