DEBATE DEBACLE: A meeting of Donegal County Council had to be adjourned on three occasions today as councillors argued on a number of issues including the allocation of funds to the county’s ferries. Mayor Noel McBride said the antics gave a poor impression of local politics. The scenes were witnessed by the Youth Council members.
LESS STAFF: Donegal County Council has 32% less staff than four years ago, a loss of 395 positions.
SLIABH LIAG: The government has given the go-ahead for a million euro project for a new path to the summit Sliabh Liag.
CONRAD GETS REFERENCE: Conrad Gallagher was given a letter supporting his search for a job in the USA by the boss of TV3. The full story on the ex-Head Chef is here: http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/tv-radio/conrad-gallagher-carve-out-us-career-3032174.html
SALMON STOCKS DOWN: Salmon stocks on the Foyle system have declined dramatically despite a ban on drift nets, it was reported today. Full story from BBC Radio Foyle is here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-17176712