Mc Monagle is new Mayor of Letterkenny

The new Mayor of Letterkenny says securing the position for Sinn Fein is the culmination of many years hard work and campaigning.

Speaking after his election last night, Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle says less than 10 years ago, there were no Sinn Fein councillors in the Letterkenny Town Council or County Council Electoral Area. Now, he said, there's been a Sinn Fein Mayor of Donegal, the party has a local councillor in Lifford and Donegal North East has a Sinn Fein TD in the Dail.

Cllr Mc Monagle says the party has worked hard to grow to this point.......

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Under the terms of the existing pact, Cllr Mc Monagle was unanimously elected, Fine Gael Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh was elected Deputy Mayor.