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A Donegal county councillor says the local authority’s annual drainage budget is not enough to deal with half of the flooding problems within the county. Donegal Municipal District Fine Gael Councillor Barry Sweeney is calling for more funding and resources to deal with the increasing incidences of flooding to property…

Fine Gael Councillor Barry Sweeney has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach, or chairman, of the Donegal Municipal District. He was first elected to the council in the last local elections in 2019; Fine Gael Cllr Barry O Neill had earlier announced he was stepping down. A well known artist,…

A south Donegal councillor is calling for the latest GPS technology be used to help the emergency services locate lifebuoys. Fine Gael Cllr Barry Sweeney says this would also help to prevent the removal and vandalising of life buoys. Cllr Sweeney’s proposal is for Donegal County Council liaise with the…

A Donegal Municipal District Councillor says that consideration must be given to having different levels of Covid-19 restrictions for the County of Donegal. Fine Gael Councillor Barry Sweeney admits that having alternative sets of restrictions for different parts of the County would be difficult to implement. However, he added that…

Calls are being made on Donegal County Council to progress the proposed Ballyshannon to Belleek Greenway. Fine Gael Councillor, Barry Sweeney, raised a motion at yesterday’s Donegal Municipal District meeting calling on the local authority to get it to a shovel ready stage. The proposed route will run from Ballyshannon…

Work is due to begin today on a new 80 bed unit at the Sheil Hospital in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. A statement from the HSE says it is to service south Donegal, north Sligo and north Leitrim and will have 66 single bedrooms and 7 twin bedrooms providing short and…