Plans for savings in Northern Ireland councils

A PLAN outlining savings in Northern Ireland's councils is to be drawn up by Christmas.

The northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) has met with the environment minister, Edwin Poots, to discuss the future of councils.

A plan to create 11 new super councils next year failed to win Executive agreement.

outgoing NILGA president, John Matthews said he wants improved efficiencies among the existing 26 councils.