Anger spills into Donegal Council Chamber over planned closure of Ballyshannon Fire Station

The AGM of Donegal County Council had to be adjourned for 15 minutes this afternoon to restore order after a south Donegal member raised the issue of the planned closure of Ballyshannon Fire Station.

It follows a recommendation by Fire Service Management to merge Ballyshannon and Bundoran Fire Stations basing the new station in Bundoran.

Ballyshannon Councillor Barry O’Neill raised the issue at the start of today’s AGM refusing to sit down until the issue was addressed.

The Fine Gael Councillor told Ocean FM News it’s a redline issue for him:

Ballyshannon resident Ronan McInerney was one of around 25 people that attended the meeting to show their support to Cllr O’Neill’s calls.

He told Ocean FM News he is very concerned about his future of fire services, and the future of Ballyshannon in general:

The meeting was adjourned for the Cathaoirleach and Whips of the political groupings to come to a resolution. It was finally agreed that the issue would be discussed at the next meeting of Donegal County Council on the 25th of June. Councillor O’Neill agreed to this.

And you can hear more on the events from the AGM in Lifford today on North West Today and on our news bulletins tomorrow morning.