Update – Alcorn nomination confirmed

Fianna Fail Cllr David Alcorn has secured the council's nomination for membership of the board of Udaras na Gaeltachta. With Sinn Fein support, he secured the nomination by 15 votes to 11, with two abstentions, including Mayor Cllr Frank Mc Brearty.

Accepting the nomination, Cllr Alcorn paid tribute to Cllr Padraig O'Dochartaigh, saying he hopes that Cllr O'Dochartaigh gets a nomination from another source, possibly a direct nomination from Minister Mc Ginley.  He also paid tribute to outgoing board members Grainne Mc Geidigh of Sinn Fein and Senator Brian O'Domhnaill of Fianna Fail, the other Donegal representatives.

In his address to members, Cllr O'Dochtartaigh said far from destroying Udaras, Minister Mc Ginley salvaged it when it was on its last legs and facing abolition.