Fuel allowance payments to be issued to over 18,000 homes in Donegal

Around 370,000 households are set to begin receiving this year's fuel allowance payments from this week.

18,497 households in Donegal are due to receive the payment.

€292 million euro is to be paid out through the means-tested payment for the next 28 weeks.

Recipients will receive either the weekly rate of €28 euro or two lump sum payments of €392 euro each.