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News - Donegal Sinn Fein

Lisfannon Industrial Estate broadband upgrade essential for job creation in Inishowen - Murray

Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor Jack Murray has said that Enterprise Ireland must fund the connection of high speed internet to Lisfannon Industrial Estate as a matter of priority.

Councillor Murray made the comments at a meeting of the Inishowen Municipal District Committee as he requested that the council write to Enterprise Ireland to outline the necessity of the connection, seek a report on how they propose to move forward with the issue and seek a meeting between Inishowen councillors and Enterprise Ireland representatives.

Commenting after the meeting, Councillor Murray said;

"Lisfannon Industrial Estate has the potential to create dozens of jobs for Buncrana and the Inishowen peninsula. We have several vacant buildings which could host many companies and businesses but without fibre-optic broadband it is difficult to convince them to settle here.

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Doherty Welcomes Decision to Refuse Wind Turbine at Gaoth Dobhair Industrial Estate

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has today (Friday) welcomed the decision by Donegal County Council’s Planning Section to refuse planning permission for a proposed wind turbine at Gaoth Dobhair Industrial Estate.

Commenting on the decision to refuse the application submitted by LIR Energy Ltd, Deputy Doherty said:

“I very much welcome the local authority’s decision to refuse planning permission for this development, which had sought to erect an 85m hub height wind turbine on the grounds of the Údarás na Gaeltacht Industrial Estate here in Gaoth Dobhair.

“This refusal was the correct decision in my opinion and I think it is only right that the collective work and tireless efforts of the local community is recognised and commended.

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Over 7,000 outpatient cancellations at Letterkenny Hospital last year

Donegal Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has revealed that their were 7,172 outpatient cancellations at Letterkenny University Hospital in 2016. This has increased from 5,340 cancellations in 2013. Senator Mac Lochlainn described the figures as “absolutely appalling”.
He said:
 “I have warned that the consequences of the Government’s approach to the crisis in our hospitals and the near permanent use of the full capacity protocol at Letterkenny University Hospital would result in more and more cruel cancellations for people on hospital waiting lists. Unfortunately the figures that I have received in response to a parliamentary question reveal that there were 7,172 outpatient cancellations at Letterkenny University Hospital in 2016. This has increased from 5,340 cancellations in 2013. This is absolutely appalling.

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Cllr Mc Monagle calls for CCTV for Bernard McGlinchey Park

Donegal County Councillor Gerry Mc Monagle has said he is pleased with the response he received from Council Officials and fellow councillors at yesterdays Municipal District meeting in Letterkenny. 
 
Cllr Mc Monagle is calling for CCTV to be introduced to the Bernard Mc Glinchey Park after the latest act of anti social behaviour whuch saw a childs slide being smeared with excrement.
 
Cllr Mc Monagle received the full support of his colleagues when he demanded that council find the neccessary funding to erect CCTV at the Park to deter further incidents of anti social behaviour. He told the meeting " The safety of our children whilst playing in our Parks must be paramount"

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