Calls have been made to provide more manpower in Donegal County Council to carry out vital work in Donegal within the council.
The call comes following a recent road works carried in the west of the county by private contractors.
Work was initially carried out by council staff but it was then outsourced to continue the work.
There has also been concern the council is hiring out equipment and machinery long-term instead of investing in it themselves.
Councillor Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig who has been vocal on this issue in the past, says the council needs to be hiring more people to carry out the work instead of opting for private organisations: