Four new members have been appointed to the Donegal VEC on the basis of nominations received after the positions were publically advertised last year. The new members were appointed by Donegal County Council following a secret ballot of the membership this afternoon.
Two women and two men had to be appointed today following a lengthy process which saw two rounds of nominations and two consultative meetings of council.
The two female members appointed today are Mary Ellen Orpen of Letterkenny, who was nominated by the Donegal Women's Network, and Marietta Herraghty of Downings, who was nominated by the Moville and District Family and Resource Centre.
The two males appointed are Peter Cutliffe from Illistrin, who was nominated by the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital, and Oliver Mc Devitt, who was nominated by Ionad Lae Baile na Finne.