Fianna Fail launches scathing attack on new Mayor

Fianna Fail has claimed that 32% of the voting public have been excluded after a power sharing pact saw Frank McBrearty elected Mayor in Lifford on Monday.

Fianna Fail nominated Councillor Rena Donaghey for the position but Labour, Sinn Fein and the Independents stuck to an agreement which saw the Inishowen representative defeated by 17 votes to 11.

Following that decision, Fianna Fail Councillor Ciaran Brogan said his party and its voters had been frozen out suggestion that his party might now not vote on key issues facing the council.

And as family and friends of Mayor Frank McBrearty watched on, Councillor Brogan launched this scathing attack on the Raphoe representative:

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