DONEGAL County Council
has rejected claims that 400 local authority jobs
are at risk as a result of downsizing by Irish
The council has a 12-year contract with the utility
company but concerns were raised this week that some
local authority positions could go.
Donegal County Council issued a statement yesterday
saying there is "no proposal to reduce jobs by 400
and no proposals for compulsory redundancies in
"Following the announcement by Irish Water of its
business plan in October 2015 management and the
unions nationally have been in discussion under the
aegis of the Workplace Relations Commission to
ensure a managed approach to any reductions in jobs
across the country initially for the period 2016 and
2017," the statement noted.
"When these discussions have been concluded at a
national level the council will be informed of the
outcome. The council will be making no further
comment pending the outcome of the national
discussions," it concluded.