Letterkenny area councillors have reiterated their call for public toilets to be installed in one of the town’s busiest shopping areas.
At present, there are no public facilities in the Letterkenny Retail Park.
The issue has been raised a number of times by local councillors over the past decade. However, no solution has been sought so far.
Mayor of Letterkenny Donal Coyle brought the matter to the fore again at this week’s meeting of the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District.
The response from the council was that Letterkenny Retail Park is under private ownership and the matter was not within the control of the local authority.
Cllr Coyle said that the response did not solve the problem for people in need of toilets.
Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, who brought up the issue 11 years ago, said the toilets should have been provided from the start of the development.
“We are getting more people visiting and it’s always raised by them. We need probably managed and supervised toilets. Nothing’s happening and it’s been coming up for years,” Cllr Kavanagh said.
Cllr Kavanagh added that several businesses have people coming in just to use the toilet facilities, and this leads to families crossing a dangerous road.
The Letterkenny Retail Park came under new ownership in 2015 when it was bought out of receivership by a US investment fund. Local councillors have asked the council to engage with the new owners to solve the problem.
The council confirmed it will endeavour to liaise with the appropriate person in the retail park on the matter.