Chief Executive of Cavan County Council says they must remain optimistic about future growth

The Chief Executive of Cavan County Council says they must remain optimistic about the future growth of the region.

It comes after a financial report at the most recent meeting said the income for 2020 could potentially fall by €8.5 million because of Covid-19.

The local authority is awaiting details of a government waiver, which could limit the loss from unpaid commercial rates.

At the most recent County Council meeting, a number of councillors expressed their disappointment at the lack of clarity and direction from central government, which means funding until the end of the year is in doubt – before even considering the 2021 budget.

Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Sarah O’Reilly said a solution must be found.

Speaking to Northern Sound News, Chief Executive Tommy Ryan says the council is working to minimise the impact the virus has on finances.