O’Neill says representing the interests of teachers will be a key priority

The new chair of the Donegal VEC says the priority for the committee during his term will be to ensure further funding for the county's schools and teachers.

FG Cllr Barry O'Neill was elected to the chair at yesterday's AGM, he beat Bundoran FF Cllr Philip McGlynn to the position. His deputy is Labour Cllr Martin Farren who defeated FF Cllr Charlie McConologue.

Councillor O'Neill has also welcomed a decision that will see changes in how teachers are selected for jobs in Donegal:

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