Contest could be on the cards in Donegal to fill late Cllr Sean McEniff’s seat

It now seems there could be a contest in Donegal to fill the county council seat left vacant by the death last April of Ireland’s longest-serving councillor, Fianna Fail’s Sean McEniff.

That’s despite the late Cllr McEniff’s daughter, Elizabeth McIntyre, having been endorsed by Fianna Fail in their native Bundoran to seek her father’s seat.

It’s believed that others are being urged to also run with reports that former Fianna Fail Ballyshannon town councillor Billy Grimes having been approached to seek the nomination.

The contest — if there is one — is expected to take place later this month or early July, with the winner then co-opted onto the council.

Speaking to Ocean FM, Ms McIntyre has been telling what she thinks her late father’s thoughts might on on the situation in the area that he represented for so long.