Disgraceful waste of money blasted
DONEGAL County Council’s four day marathon budget meeting cost rate-payers almost €40,000, it has been revealed.
County councillors attended at total of six meetings and workshops to debate the annual budget, which was passed more than two weeks ago.
In a detailed response to a question by Culdaff councillor Bernard McGuinness, who requested a breakdown of the cost of the meeting, County Secretary Liam Ward estimated that Budget 2014 cost the Council just under €37,000.
Speaking after the meeting, Cllr. McGuinness said it was a disgrace that it cost so much and that it could have been “over in a few hours”.
“This Budget could have been past in one day and it would have saved the council €30,000,” said Cllr. McGuinness.