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# Donegal County Council

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Donegal County Council meeting adjourned to address Mica redress protest outside
Senior members of the council went to hear the concerns and frustration of the crowd.
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'A lack of regard for our community': Row erupts over social housing development in Donegal
Residents claim to have been misled about the consultation and appeals process, but councillors deny this is the case.
Donegal is turning to virtual reality to bump its overseas visitor numbers
The county is one of the west’s least visited.
'Young people think they're indestructible': How can Donegal prevent more young road fatalities?
21 people under the age of 30 have been killed on Donegal’s roads this decade.
It's going to take €15 million to fix Donegal's roads after last month's flooding
Donegal County Council released its estimates on the repair costs this afternoon.
After a two-year wait, a probe into 'dodgy' Donegal planning is finally finished
But it’s not known when the report’s findings will be made public.
Traveller family take action against council over refusal to offer them housing
The family of seven are living in a caravan without basic facilities such as running water.
‘The devastation has been heart wrenching’: 47 families ‘displaced’ by Donegal flooding
Donegal County Council says some of the families won’t return to their homes “for some time”.
It has cost over €360,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
Sipo has ruled that Brian Ó Domhnaill contravened ethics legislation, something he has strongly denied.
It has cost €350,000 to investigate this senator's €2,000 expense claims
The disputed expense claims date back to 2006 and 2007, when Brian Ó Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council.
It has cost almost €300k to investigate this senator's €2k expense claims
Legal and translation fees connected with the case have added up to a significant amount.
A missed opportunity for Guinness and oysters that got lost in translation
The public hearing into the alleged duplication of expenses by a Fianna Fáil senator was finally held yesterday.
Fianna Fáil senator says he filed expense claims "as honestly as he could"
Brian Ó Domhnaill claimed expenses for attending events in different locations on the same days.
Another council has voted in favour of abolishing water charges
Fine Gael’s whip on the Donegal County Council said that “people have given enough”.
Arts Minister defends decision to give Fine Gael's Seanad nominee a state board job
John McNulty was appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art days before he was nominated for the vacant Seanad seat.
Call for inquiry into claims of Donegal planning improprieties
Following a meeting with whistleblower Gerard Convier, one Sinn Féin TD said he believes there are substantial grounds for an inquiry.
In late twist, Donegal County Council passes budget by a single vote
A change of mind by one Independent Councillor and the inability of another to vote, meant the budget was passed after it seemed likely to fail.
Donegal councillors have to agree a budget next Monday - or they'll be removed
And Phil ‘Big Phil’ Hogan will be doing the removal…
Donegal County Council on verge of collapse after failure to agree budget
The budget was defeated with 15 votes to 13.
Donegal County Council need €7.8 million to fix Lifford water
Families in certain areas have their access to clean water interrupted up to once a month because of ongoing problems with local pipes.
Ethics watchdog to hold public hearing into FF senator's council expenses
SIPO has been investigating allegations over Brian Ó Domhnaill’s expenses while on Donegal County Council since last year.
TD highlights problem of rusty water in Lifford
This picture speaks a thousand words, says local TD Pearse Doherty.
Council's €230k social housing property destroyed in fire
The house in Ballyshannon had recently been purchased by the county council, intended for use by a Traveller family.
"Unbalanced, ambiguous and biased" - Donegal Council hits back at An Taisce
The report by An Taisce said Donegal was the worst county in Ireland for planning – but Donegal County Council says the report generalised too much.
An Taisce says it saved State from €752m in impaired loans
The National Heritage body said its successful appeals against unsustainable planning applications over the past decade have saved the State between €505 – €752 million.
Confusion reigns over ‘ownership’ of Lough Foyle
Ministers say it is unclear whether the Republic of Ireland or the United Kingdom owns the seabed and waterline of Lough Foyle, situated on the Donegal-Derry border.
Donegal and Sligo become latest local authorities to ban fracking
Donegal and Sligo join Clare, Leitrim and Roscommon in clamping down on the controversial practice to extract shale gas.
Norris and Dana's presidential hopes boosted as councils to meet next week
Both now appear likely to receive enough support from local authorities to ensure they get on the ballot paper when nominations close next Wednesday.
The Daily Fix: Monday
In this evening’s Daily Fix: Hospitals move closer to crisis, “killing fields” trial opens in Cambodia, close encounters of a third kind in Wicklow, and the case of the thieving seagull…
Fine Gael councillor could face expulsion over double claiming on expenses
Terence Slowey claimed he made the excess claims in error but he could now face expulsion from the party.