Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail to select council replacements

Newly elected Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has confirmed that his party will meet this evening to select his replacement on Donegal County Council.

Deputy Mac Lochlainn’s position as County Councillor for the Inishowen Electoral Area became vacant upon his election to the Dáil.

Jack Murray is the sole candidate to go before the convention.

Fianna Fail also meet this eveing to replace Deputy Charlie McConolougue on the council - three names are in the hat - Sean McDermott from Gleneely, Manorcunninghan based Paul Canning and Martin McDermott from Glengad.