Inish Times ✒ Donegal County Council may have withheld crucial information from its solicitors, regarding five properties it purchased for social housing in Inishowen. 

By Catherine McGinty -  Catherine.mcginty@iconicnews.ie 

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.

Continue reading @ Inish Times.

Calls For Criminal Investigation Into Mica Homes Purchase

Inish Times ✒ Donegal County Council may have withheld crucial information from its solicitors, regarding five properties it purchased for social housing in Inishowen. 

By Catherine McGinty -  Catherine.mcginty@iconicnews.ie 

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.

Continue reading @ Inish Times.

4 comments:

  1. Multi layers of corrupt behaviour and indeed most possible criminal. Clr Mc Brearty was expelled indefinitely from the last council meeting for asking questions in relation to this issue..... Out of 37 Clr's he was the ONLY clr to question what the dogs in the street knew.... This issue deserves to be investigated at the highest level .. questions also for the incestuous relationship between the Cl executive/administration and the see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil public representatives whose very reason for holding public office must be questioned ......... well done Clr Mc Brearty and the top class journalist Catherine Mc Ginty. Also well done to the Pensive Quill ....

    ReplyDelete
  2. First I have heard about it. Shane on all the other Councillors.
    That should be headline news...
    🙄🙄🙄

    ReplyDelete
  3. Top drawer journalism. The Inish Times is doing the heavy lifting which the Irish Times should be doing.
    This is one of those pieces we would invite readers to share as widely as possible - not to promote TPQ but to draw attention to The Inish Times and the work of its reporter Catherine McGinty.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just to ask the obvious, but has it been shared with the Gardai? Is there an active fraud investigation being carried out? If not, then why not?

      Delete