Former Donegal TD Hugh Conaghan dies aged 93

Tributes have been paid to former Donegal TD Hugh Conaghan, who has died at the age of 93.

Mr Conaghan, who was based in Newtowncunningham was elected to Dáil Éireann in 1977, and served in the Dail for 12 years. He lost his seat in the 1989 general election to party colleague Dr James McDaid, and failed to regain it in the next general election in 1991.

He also served for 25 years as a member of Donegal County Council.

Paying tribute today, Cllr Paul Canning said Hugh Conaghan was both a gentleman, and an astute politician...............

Deputy Charlie McConalogue says Donegal has lost one of its great public representatives.............