Frank McBrearty elected as Mayor of Donegal

As expected, Frank McBrearty Junior has been elected the Mayor of Donegal.

His party colleague, Councillor Martin Farren was elected Deputy Mayor. They replace Councilor Noel McBride  and Councillor Barry O'Neill respectively.

Fianna Fail proposed Councillor Rena Donaghey as Mayor but a power sharing pact between Labour, Fine Gael,Sinn Fein and Independents held with Councillor McBrearty defeating Councilor Donaghey by 17 votes to 11 .

Family and friends of both Frank McBrearty and Martin Farren were in attendance to witness the two councillors elected to their posts.

An emotional Noel McBride thanked his family and fellow councillors for their support during his term as Mayor.

In a controversial moment, in proposing Councillor Donaghey, Fianna Fail whip Ciaran Brogan launched a scathing attack on Councillor McBrearty accusing him of disrupting meetings and questioning remarks he had made to female and male members of the council.

He added that electing Frank McBrearty would be a reward for his behavior.

 

Picture posted online by Senator Jimmy Harte