High Court rejects challenge to councillor’s co-option

A High Court action against Donegal County Council over the co-option of Michael McBride to replace Senator Jimmy Harte has been dismissed.

Letterkenny solicitor Dessie Sheils brought forward the challenge on the basis that Jimmy Hartes post should have been filled by a non-party candidate.

But yesterday at the High Court Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne ruled that it was impossible to reach the conclusion that Cllr McBride was either a member or candidate of the Labour Party at the time of his co-option.

Speaking to Highland Radio News, Cllr Michael McBride said he was reliefed, and was looking forward now to working with his constituents.....