Fire Services issues discussed again at Donegal MD meeting

The controversial issue of fire services in south Donegal arose again at yesterday’s meeting of councillors from the Donegal Municipal District in Donegal Town.


It was as a result of a motion from Fine Gael Councillor Barry O Neill for a discussion on the terms of reference that formed the basis of a consultant’s report on the future of Ballyshannon and Bundoran fire stations.


Councillors previously have voted against a proposal to merge the two stations into one, to be located in Bundoran.


But Cllr O’ Neill claims there was never consideration given to providing a merged station in Ballyshannon.


He said three options for the future of the service in the area had been proposed.


But he claimed the second of those options, which proposed a fire station at Ballyshannon, was not put forward for the consultants ORH to consider.



Cllr O Neill, who is not seeking reelection, says he will now bring the issue before a full council meeting in Lifford before he leaves the council.

Meanwhile, councillors say they will continue the fight to ensure there continunes to be fire stations in both Ballyshannon and Bundoran.