Conaghan: Speculation on Donegal cinema ‘unhelpful’

Plans had been submitted for the construction of a two story, Five Screen, 714 seat cinema which would include a small restaurant, 155 space car park and access on to the R267 at the existing Lidl junction.


Recently reports are suggesting that concerns Transport Infrastructure Ireland have could put the future of the project in jeopardy.


The reports are suggesting that even though the development would use an existing commercial exit, the TII claims the development is at variance with official policy in relation to control of development on national roads, and that there is ‘insufficient data’ to show that the proposed development will not have a negative impact on the capacity, safety or operational efficiency of the national road network.


Speaking earlier to Ocean FM news, Independent Donegal Councillor Tom Conaghan says these reports are unhelpful and are interfering with the planning process which has been beneficial to the Town in recent times.