Catherine McGintyGardaí have begun an investigation into Donegal County Council’s purchase of five houses in Buncrana which was the subject of an independent review earlier this year.


A senior officer from outside the Donegal division has visited Inishowen in recent days as part of the probe.

Confirming the investigation to the Inish Times, a Garda spokesman said: 

Gardaí are conducting an investigation into an alleged incident of fraud in the Donegal area. No further details are available at this time. Investigations are ongoing.

The houses in the An Crannla estate tested positive for mica with a 15% ratio before the council acquired them for €600,000 in 2021. It is understood investigating gardaí visited the estate in Buncrana last week.

Donegal county councillor Frank McBrearty sent a file on the purchase of the houses to Garda commissioner Drew Harris in June this year. The then cathaoirleach of the council, Jack Murray, said in February he had requested gardaí to investigate the claims of “systemic corruption” within the council after receiving allegations in an email from Cllr McBrearty. At the time he said the allegations “were very serious and needed to be investigated fully”.

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Gardaí Probe Council’s Purchase Of Mica Houses

Catherine McGintyGardaí have begun an investigation into Donegal County Council’s purchase of five houses in Buncrana which was the subject of an independent review earlier this year.


A senior officer from outside the Donegal division has visited Inishowen in recent days as part of the probe.

Confirming the investigation to the Inish Times, a Garda spokesman said: 

Gardaí are conducting an investigation into an alleged incident of fraud in the Donegal area. No further details are available at this time. Investigations are ongoing.

The houses in the An Crannla estate tested positive for mica with a 15% ratio before the council acquired them for €600,000 in 2021. It is understood investigating gardaí visited the estate in Buncrana last week.

Donegal county councillor Frank McBrearty sent a file on the purchase of the houses to Garda commissioner Drew Harris in June this year. The then cathaoirleach of the council, Jack Murray, said in February he had requested gardaí to investigate the claims of “systemic corruption” within the council after receiving allegations in an email from Cllr McBrearty. At the time he said the allegations “were very serious and needed to be investigated fully”.

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1 comment:

  1. Should the truth be extracted from this issue it could well have serious consequences for the top tiers of management in Donegal Co Cl. Additionally it could well expose the charade that local government really is. In this instance thirty three Co Clr's ( colleague's of Clr Mc Brearty ) joined forces with the Cl executive and administration and collectively attempted to silence him by taking two separate High Court proceedings against him for asking questions in relation to the purchase of five Mica/Sulphide infected houses in Buncrana. ....

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