Council may discuss reinstatement of US trips on St Patrick’s Day

The Mayor of Donegal says the the possibility of reinstating the tradition of sending the mayor to New York and Philadelphia for Saint Patrick's Day is a bridge that should be crossed when the council comes to it.

Cllr Frank Mc Brearty attended the Golden Bridges event in Boston last month, and will return to the US this weekend to attend the Tipp O'Neill Centenary Celebrations.

The council voted in favour of the return, despite Fianna Fail opposition.

Cllr Mc Brearty was  non-commital ab0ut the question of St Patrick's Day, but says the Boston trips over the past three years  have paid dividends, particularly in terms of the link up between LYIT and Lasell College......