Fire Services and illegal dumping to be discussed at Donegal meetings this week

The Fire Services and Waste Management are to be discussed at two special meetings in Donegal this week.

Today Donegal County Council will be called on to withdraw a controversial proposal to close Ballyshannon Fire Station and merge its services with Bundoran.

Ballyshannon (Fine Gael) Councillor Barry O’Neill is to raise the issue at today’s meeting of the County Council.

Meanwhile, last week’s RTE investigates programme has led to a special meeting of the Environment Strategic Policy Committee of the Council on Wednesday.

It’s Chairperson Sinn Fein Councillor Jack Murray – who is from the Inishowen peninsula where one of the illegal dumps was uncovered – says local people are horrified at the revelations:

Meanwhile, A Sligo Councillor is also highlighting the issue of illegal dumping in county Sligo .

Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy says 30 tonnes of illegal waste was found close to a field near the Woodland Estate in Sligo town.

While waste was also found dumped in Ballisodare.

He says it’s becoming an epidemic for all counties: