Anger in Ballyshannon over application for Phone Tower

Residents of Ballyshannon are expressing their shock and dissatisfaction this morning with an application by EIR seeking planning permission to construct and 18-meter high tower in the town.



Residents of the Donegal Town were alerted to the development yesterday when a Planning Application Notice was posted on a fence at a Public seating area at the Bridgend stating the intentions by EIR to seek permission to develop an 18 metre high telecommunications Tower with antennas, dishes and associated telecommunications equipment.



The Chairperson of local group “Ports and Bridgend Development” former County Councillor Barry O’Neill is calling on Eircom to withdraw their plans and to look at co-locating its facilities at a more appropriate utility site.


The former Donegal MD County Councillor says that while Eircom has an exchange centre located at the proposed site for many decades, the utility provider has never had a structure of this magnitude in the past.


He says if it were to proceed that it would have a detrimental visual impact on a designated historic town and would adversely impact the immediate locality with this site and tower located on the Wild Atlantic Way