Council to make last minute decision on Uduras Board nomination

Donegal County Council is to leave it to the last minute before deciding who well represent it on the new, slim line Board of Udaras Na Gaeltachta.

Councillors were due to vote on the issue yesterday but there was opposition from Fianna Fail which claimed that it was not clear if the council could appoint a member of the public or just an elected representative.

Independent Councillor Padraig Doherty was expected to contest for the nomination with Councillor David Alcorn but Sinn Fein also wanted to propose Grainne McGeady, a member of the outgoing board.

Legal clarification of the legislation, as well as confirmation of the selection process from the Gaeltacht Department is being sought.

A vote is expected on October 24th - a day before the deadline expires.