An Bord Pleannala has granted planning permission for a controversial petrol station in the centre of Letterkenny.
Well-known businessman Tony Kelly has been seeking permission for the station for a number of years.
However another well-known business-owner Eddie Tobin of Tobin’s Petrol Station on the Port Road, had objected to the plans.
In February last Mr Tobin appealed a decision by Letterkenny Town Council to grant permission to his rival.
However An Bord Pleannala has now given the green light for Mr Kelly to build his petrol station at Paddy Harte Road close to the McDonald’s fast-food outlet.
There are a number of conditions attached to the permission.