Election candidate calls for end of council co-options

Alan McMenaminA local election candidate is calling for the end of the practice of co-opting people onto Donegal County Council when a seat is vacated.

As it stands, when an elected councillor has to stand down for any reason - his or her party nominates a replacement councillor - not the general public.

Alan McMenamin is running as an independent in the Stranorlar electoral area - he says the system is unfair to voters: