Fears for local services in Buncrana

Ciaran McLaughlin is worried about services in Buncrana.
Ciaran McLaughlin is worried about services in Buncrana.

Fears have been expressed over the future of local services in Buncrana following the abolition of the town council later this month.

Inishowen Sinn Fein election candidate Ciaran McLaughlin is seeking clarification over the future of services based at the Buncrana Town Council offices.W

He said: “The rate payers and people of buncrana do not know or realise that when the town council is abolished, we will be asking: “What services do we have or what services will we have?

“Where will they pay their rent or if they receive a parking charge, or if there is a broken kerb on the Main Street where will they go?”

He added: “The town council staff don’t know where they will be on June 3rd. Will they be in Buncrana,Carndonagh or Letterkenny? I think it’s outrageous that the staff on the eve of an election haven’t been told where they will be when this council is abolished.

The election candidate said staff are worried.

He said: “I spoke to a few of the indoor and outdoor staff these last few days and they are genuinely worried that their jobs are in jeopardy and they would need clarity from Minister Hogan as to what really is happening. This is not good enough and it beggars belief that not one Fine Gael Councillor has put a real fight to Minister Hogan and their party in government.”

He concluded: “My colleagues and I in Sinn Fein will fight tooth and nail to keep these services in buncrana and the people of Buncrana should come out strong on Friday an re elect a strong voice for buncrana.”