Donegal County Council to spend €13m on public lighting

Donegal Co Council is planning to borrow €13m to replace the light bulbs in all the public lights in the county.

Cllrs yesterday approved the loan over a five-year period for the upgrade of public lighting.

Donegal Co Council is planning to replace approximately 17,500 light bulbs across the county with new modern energy lights.

A light bulb currently used in the majority of public lights in Co Donegal is to be discontinued, it will no longer be available after 2019.

The cost of replacing the new light bulbs will be around €13m.

Donegal Co Council has sought financial assisstance from the Government, but yesterdays meeting was told that it’ll be unlikely that they’ll get it.

The council has already received a loan of half a million euro two years ago, and around 1,800 lights have already been replaced.

They plan to borrow another €13m over the next five years to replace the rest of the publc lighting.