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Ballina councillors reject budget proposals

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Cllr Michael Loftus

Councillors in the Ballina Municipal District unanimously decided against accepting the draft budgetary plan presented to them at this week’s monthly meeting of the Municipal District.

€390,000 was the proposed budget allocation to the district for 2018, with a proportion of that to be taken off the top to match other funding. In 2017 the Municipal District received €591,000.

Speaking following the presentation of figures, Fianna Fail councillor Michael Loftus said there was no way he could accept the proposed budget as “We have already made commitment of over €100,000 in Knockmore for next year. On top of that we have a capital project for the Ballina Military Barracks which is for €1 million. I have said before that there is nothing worse than a bad budget for us (councillors) and this is a bad budget. I cannot accept it as it’s not enough to put into local projects in the municipal area such as the Arts Centre and Mayo North.”


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