Councillor says planning inquiry needed over lack of access to river in Ballyshannon

A Donegal county councillor says there needs to be a planning inquiry into why the ESB has been allowed erect fencing in Ballyshannon against the wishes of local people.

Fine Gael Councillor Barry O Neill claims the fencing hinders access to the river in the town and in getting vital lifesaving rings to people who might get into difficulty in the water.

And he says if he finds out that Donegal County Council was responsible for allowing life rings be erected recently at the main street in Ballyshannon, attached to the wall of a bridge, he will be looking for resignations.

Cllr O Neill says the problem of access to the river in cases of emergency continues, despite his raising the issue on numerous occasions.