From ‘Derry Journal’ of November 19, 1991

Mr Danny Friel, Chairman Urris GAA Club, seated second from left, presenting the Player of the Year award to Michael Farren. Included, at front, are, Fr. Joseph Morris, PP Clonmany, and Paul Friel, U-12 Player of the Year. Back, from left, are Neil Reid, Clubman, Joe McCarron, U-16 Player, John Canny, who received the Young Player of the Year on behalf of CJ Doherty, Matthew Kemmy, John Joe Cleary, Brendan Callaghan and Neil McLaughlin, sponsors.

Mr Danny Friel, Chairman Urris GAA Club, seated second from left, presenting the Player of the Year award to Michael Farren. Included, at front, are, Fr. Joseph Morris, PP Clonmany, and Paul Friel, U-12 Player of the Year. Back, from left, are Neil Reid, Clubman, Joe McCarron, U-16 Player, John Canny, who received the Young Player of the Year on behalf of CJ Doherty, Matthew Kemmy, John Joe Cleary, Brendan Callaghan and Neil McLaughlin, sponsors.

Donegal residents face 100 per cent increase in water charges

Water charges in Donegal may face a 100 per cent increase next year, if a proposal by the County Manager, William Maloney, gets the go ahead. Following the recent publication of the Council’s draft estimate of expenses for 1992, the Council are determined to drastically cut the number of its debtors.

Some of the club members and prizewinners who attended the annual Urris GAA Club presentations in

Some of the club members and prizewinners who attended the annual Urris GAA Club presentations in

According to Mr Maloney: “The public continues to make demands for improved services, many of which are justified, and to a large extent council have been responding to these demands without due regard to our ability to meet the cost.

“In addition to this council are not being paid the monies, which are properly due in rates, water charges, refuse charges, etc, and our debtors are at an unacceptably high level.”

Domestic water charges in Donegal currently stand at £40 per annum, which Mr. Maloney claims is by far the lowest in the country and although he has requested the charge be increased to £80, he suggested that the increased charge will probably still be the lowest in the country.

Mr Maloney also said that the level of collection of water charges in Donegal is very poor, and this, he maintained, had a detrimental effect on the council’s finances, because of failures to pay.

The victorious Cockhill Celtic side which beat Lifford Celtic by four goals to three in the Ulster Junior Cup in

The victorious Cockhill Celtic side which beat Lifford Celtic by four goals to three in the Ulster Junior Cup in

Secondary treatment works for Buncrana?

Buncrana Councillor Sinead MacLochlainn has called for secondary treatment works to be provided for the town.

Speaking at the recent monthly meeting of the Council, Colr. MacLochlainn said that while Buncrana had a “good” treatment works it could have a “better one.”

Calling on the new Minister for the Environment to provide such a facility for the town, Colr. MacLochlainn added that the replacement of old pipes in the new scheme, at a cost of £5,000 to £7,000, should be a priority.