Fresh Calls For Change In Council Funding Allowance To Ennis Councillors

Fresh calls are being made for changes in how a key funding mechanism for local services is shared by different parts of the county.

The GMA or General Municipal Allowance is a discretionary fund for elected representatives, who can put it towards projects in their areas, and each councillor in Clare is allocated €45,000 in public money.

However, the concern in Ennis is that certain projects and sponsorships that should come out of the county-wide rates, as is the case in the other districts, are being funded through the GMA.


Cloughleigh Fianna Fáil Mark Nestor believes the current system is unfair on Ennis rate payers and says changing how things work is the necessary next step: