Cllr. Seamus Ó Domhnaill has confirmed that he will not have his name on the ballot paper at the Fianna Faíl convention due to be held in the Clanree Hotel this Sunday.
In a statement, Cllr Ó Domhnaill “ at this time I wish to concentrate on serving the local community of the Glenties Electoral Area and ensure that the services and provisions which are required in the Area are delivered upon under my tenure.
The importance of working within the strong Fianna Faíl team in the Council cannot be underestimated and I hope to continue to work as a united front with my fellow FF Councillors to constructively deliver for the people of Donegal”.
He continuted: 'The Political landscape across our nation and indeed County has changed dramatically in recent years and with a large, young population situated in the Letterkenny – Milford EA I feel that we as a party absolutely must give James Pat McDaid an opportunity to contest the upcoming election, since his election in 2014 Cllr. Mc Daid has demonstrated that he is be a vital part of the Fianna Faíl team and I hope that he is afforded the opportunity to have his name on the ballot at the forthcoming General Election. To have a young candidate so eager and energetic about running is a positive departure for Fianna Faíl and for Donegal, one that should be welcomed and not feared by his fellow colleagues'.