Independent Cllrs indicate that they will stick to pact

Labour Cllr Frank McBreaty looks set to be elected as the next Mayor of Donegal.

A number of Independent Cllrs have indicated that they will stick to an inter party pact which is in place.

Earlier this week Fianna Fail indicated that it will nominate Cllr Rena Donaghey for the post which will force a vote when the council meets on Monday in Lifford.

Sinn Fein have indicated that they will be sticking to the pact.

Frank McBrearty would have 13 votes if Fine Gael / Labour and Sinn Fein stick to a pact while Councillor Donaghey would secure 11 votes from Fianna Fail members.

There are five Independent representatives on the council, two of which have strong links to Labour and Fine Gael -arguably the remaining three Independents have the power to determine the outcome of the vote.

Ramelton based Independent Cllr Ian McGarvey has confirmed that he will be sticking to the pact, and as far as he is concerned he has no reason to break the inter party agreement.

Similarly Independent Cllr John Campbell has indicated that he will also be sticking to the pact, and he has said that Fianna Fail are political kite flying by putting forward Cllr Rena Donaghey.

And Glenties based Independent Cllr Padraig Doherty has said as far as he is concerned the agreement is still in place and he will be sticking to it, unless members decide to do otherwise.

If all the Independent Cllrs and Sinn Fein stick to the pact, this will see Labour Cllr Frank McBrearty become the next Mayor of Donegal.