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Donegal FF explains €4m discrepancy 14.11.07

FIANNA FÁIL yesterday cleared up an apparent discrepancy regarding the cost of the contract awarded for the building of Buncrana's new decentralised offices.
Earlier releases from the party including Senator Cecilia Keaveney suggested the contract was worth more than €21.6m.
However, the office of Donegal North East T.D., Dr. Jim McDaid yesterday issued a press release stating the contract was worth €17.5m.
A spokesperson for Deputy McDaid yesterday said: "The €17.5 million is the figure that will be paid to the contractor, Michael McNamara & Co., for the 
Dr. Jim McDaid T.D.
construction. The €21 million refers to the overall cost of the project, and includes associated costs such as professional fees."
The Office of Public Works (OPW) recently accepted the construction tender submitted by McNamara & Co., and the contracts were signed last week.
Dr. Jim McDaid T.D., welcomed the news saying construction of the should begin "in a matter of weeks".
“This is a much-needed boost for Buncrana and will result in the decentralisation of at least 120 civil servants to join the staff already in the county," he said.
“It is also welcome news for the local Gardai who will benefit from up-to-date facilities in the new station."
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