Former FF candidate to take Labour seat on council

A former Fianna Fail candidate will be Labour's countyv council replacement for Senator Jimmy Harte.

We understand Michael Mc Bride from Kilnacrennan, a former close ally of the Blaney organisation, was approached within the past week, and has agreed to take the position.

Mr M Bride, who got over 1,400 first preferences in the last local election will be coopted onto the council on Monday.