Speculation that Lynch will relinquish Letterkenny council seat

There's speculation that Letterkenny's Mayor Cllr Jim Lynch will resign his seat after his Mayoral term ends in the summer.

Cllr Lynch, who previously served as a member of Independent Fianna Fail has been an independent in the chamber for several years now, and his continued exclusion from the mayor's chair, despite being one of the longest serving members of council, was an ongoing topic of discussion.

There's been no comment from Cllr Lynch, despite repeated attempts by Highland Radio News to contact him, but Donegal on Sunday reported yesterday that sources close to the mayor say he is likely to stand down after leaving the chair, with a view towards having a family member coopted onto the council to take his place.