Cllr Anthony Molloy has welcomed the extra €1m for home help and support hours in Budget 2020.

The councillor said that in Donegal, there had been a 40% increase in the waiting list over a four month period. The waiting list increased from 161 in January to 226 at the end of July.

”Today I welcome the extra €1m for home help and support hours as well as the extra funding for respite periods for families who need it the most," he said. "This is an issue that I campaigned strongly on during the summer and will continue to be a voice for the people on it.

"The Government has listened to Fianna Fáil after sustained pressure in the lead up to the budget. This is a small step forward and more needs to be done to properly fund this critical service.”

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