Cllr. James Pat McDaid
Councillors in Letterkenny have passed a motion calling for the return of the town council.
The chairperson of Letterkenny Municipal District Council Cllr James Pat McDaid said he has been approached by both business people and residents about the negative effect the abolition of the town council has had on the town.
His motion calling for the town council to be reinstated received support from members at Tuesday's monthly meeting of the municipal district.
His motion called for members to make “strong representations” to the Department of the Environment to reinstate the town council.
“I think we should send the message that this is a very large town of 20,000 plus people - one of the largest towns in the country,” he said.
“With Brexit approaching I believe the town council should be put back in place before the next election.
His motion was seconded by Cllr Gerry McMonagle.
“We have seen how Letterkenny Town Council worked for the businesses and residents and the infrastructure developed,” he said. “I think people in Letterkenny are feeling somewhat left behind.”
Director of Services Liam Ward said the executive would write to the department on behalf of members and pass on the motion.