New scheme ‘unfair’ to new rural homeowners


Donegal County Council is being urged to make representations to the relevant Department to extend the grant for boring a private well to new homes.

In some cases, the cost of taking water mains to home is said to be extortionate with some homeowners having to fork out thousands of euro to get the job done.

A new scheme allows grants of up to five thousand euro to assist people in boring wells but you have to be living in the house for seven years before you can avail of it.

Cllr Martin McDermott says the criteria is totally unfair: