|By Catherine McGinty - Catherine.email@example.com|
The houses in An Crannla in Buncrana, were bought for €600,000 at the beginning of 2021, from developer Ronald McGrory. Information received as a result of a Freedom of Information request on the purchase has prompted Independent councillor Frank McBrearty to call for a public inquiry and a criminal investigation into the possible misuse of taxpayers' money in the purchase.
Cllr McBrearty said:
Accountability and transparency are very much lacking in Local Government and there are many questions in this scandal around alleged corruption and misuse / waste of taxpayers' money.
Donegal Live had previously reported Donegal County Council engaged Fastnet Analytical Limited to carry out petrographic assessment (microstructural examination) of representative samples of blocks extracted from two of the five houses.
On November 9, 2019, the Test Suite A results on 4, An Crannla, highlighted the presence of probable free mica in fines with associated freeze-thaw risk if saturated, as a potential risk.
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