Letterkenny solicitor seeking to bring High Court challenge to County Council co-option

A Letterkenny solicitor is seeking to bring a High Court challenge to the co-option of a councillor to Donegal County Council.

He claims the post should have been filled by a non-party candidate, Labour insist that Councillor McBride was not a member of the party at the time of his co-option.

Desmond Sheils, an unsuccessful Independent candidate in the last local elections, claims Michael McBride was co-opted on May 30th as Labour Party representative to replace Jimmy Harte, elected to the Seanad in April.

He says Mr Justice Michael Peart adjourned his decision yesterday......

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