Donegal County Council has second highest deficit

Donegal County Council has the second highest deficit in the country, €12.3m, but is owed more than twice that, €23.9m.

Donegal County Council has the second highest deficit in the country, €12.3m, but is owed more than twice that, €23.9m.

A report in yesterday’s Irish Independent compared the figures for the country’s councils and also considered issues highlighted by the government’s auditors.

Donegal’s accumulated deficit of €12.3m is second highest, behind Sligo’s €12.9m.

The Council’s Director of Finance, Garry Martin, acknowledged that the figure is high but said the situation has been steadily improving.

Read the full report in Thursday’s Donegal Democrat.