Towns in Donegal hardest hit by recession

Donegal and smaller towns in the North West have are still struggling most to recover from the recession.

That’s according to a new report that identifies the richest and poorest communities in Ireland.

The Pobal HP Deprivation Index says rural towns with populations under 5 thousand are benefitting less from the economic recovery.

The online report includes a street-by-street map of income levels across the country.

Martin Quigley from Pobal says the most deprived areas of the country are on the outskirts of our major cities and in county Donegal: