AREAS of Donegal are to get funding for better roads based on how many roads they have – and not the state of them, councillors have decided.
There was uproar in Donegal County Council chamber yesterday when engineers proposed changing the rules so that a €4.2M government grant was spent based on where it was needed most.
And councillors representing Stranorlar were right behind that idea as it would have given them an extra €227k.
But the rest of the council voted against the idea….meaning many roads which need fixed in the Stranorlar electoral area won’t now be sorted out.
Angry Councillor Gerry Crawford said the decision was wrong.
However Inishowen councillors pointed out that their colleagues rejected a compromise which would have given them an extra €60k.