Donegal councillors briefed on Brexit response as Budget meeting continues

Seamus Neely
Seamus Neely

Donegal County Council's Chief Executive has told today's Budget meeting that the local authority is taking a leadership role on the issue of Brexit.

Seamus Neely says the council has already been engaging with effected groups and sectors, as well as with Derry City and Strabane District Council.

Discussion continue at Lifford House as Councilors meet to discuss and pass the Council's Revenue Budget for 2017.

135 million euro will be spent on roads, housing, environmental services, job creation and tourism promotion.

There is an extra 2.3 million euro available for 2017, with the overall budget equating to a spend of 851 Euro per person in Donegal

The Budget is expected to be passed later once councillors have negotiated the finer details.

Sinn Fein whip Councillor Gerry McMonagle says the council executive is doing what it can with the resources available to it...................