Donegal County Council’s Revenue Budget for 2017 passed

 

Ciaran Brogan

Donegal County Council has adopted it's Revenue Budget for 2017 which will see 135 million euro spent in the county.

The spend is a €2.2 million increase on this year and will be spent on council services, roads, housing and job creation and tourism promotion.

At today's meeting there was praise for the executive of the council for producing the budget with the money available to it but there were calls for more money from central government to be made available to Donegal.

The calls on government for extra more money focused mainly on roads and social housing.

The only significant change to the draft budget agreed today, was the amount of money available up each municipal district for tidy towns to be increased from €5,000 to €15,000.

Fianna Fail party whip Ciaran Brogan gave his party's reaction to the budget ...