Grant aid for councillor’s failing firm

Embattled Donegal councillor O’Donnell got €122k from Gaeltacht development agency

24th January, 2016
John O’Donnell

An independent councillor who featured in an RTÉ Investigates programme was given a €122,000 grant by the state’s Gaeltacht development agency.

John O’Donnell appeared on an RTÉ Investigates programme last month in which he appeared to ask for cash for political favours. He has subsequently denied the allegation.

But documents reveal that the Donegal County councillor was awarded a grant of €122,000 by Údarás na Gaeltachta, whose role is...

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