Maintenance of services will be “very difficult”

Longford County Council’s ability to maintain vital frontline services at their present levels will be “very difficult” next year as income levels look set to fall by over €2.5m, County Manager Tim Caffrey warned this week.

Longford County Council’s ability to maintain vital frontline services at their present levels will be “very difficult” next year as income levels look set to fall by over €2.5m, County Manager Tim Caffrey warned this week.

Speaking at this week’s local authority budget meeting, Mr Caffrey said cuts of almost €800,000 from central government allied to similar reductions in road subsidies and ever tightening financial constraints on foot of last year’s EU/IMF bailout deal would almost inevitably affect existing services going forward.

To read this story in full, see this week’s Longford Leader.