Fire station row looms in Donegal

Ballyshannon or Bundoran could lose out

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Fire station row looms in south Donegal

At this week's meeting of the Donegal Municipal District Cllr. Barry O'Neill told his fellow councillors that he had been informed that Donegal Co. Council had been offered funding for one fire station in the Ballyshannon/Bundoran area.

Cllr. O'Neill said that the email was a joint communique.

“You may or may not be aware that Donegal County Council has been offered funding for the building of one fire station, and this means that one town will get a new fire station and the other will close,” he said.

Cllr. O'Neill told the council that Cllr. McEniff and himself had secured an agreement that there would be a new fire station in each town and this is what they were still demanding.

“Garry Martin of Donegal Co. Council said that at the moment there was no funding for either one or two fire stations. The options open to us are either the status quo or a new single location with a crew of 13 to 15 personnel.

“We are presently carrying out a review and this will be discussed with all stakeholders.”