Four out of the six sitting Councillors in Donegal Municipal District returned

Four of the six sitting councillors in the Donegal Municipal District retained their seats in Donegal County Council.

It took until the 11th count before the first seat was filled.

Independent candidate Niamh Kennedy topped the poll once again in the Donegal electoral area.

Niamh exceeded the quota of 2043 on the 11th count and was the first councillor returned to Donegal County Council.

Sinn Féin’s Noel Jordan was the second and was elected on the 12th count.

Barry Sweeney Fine Gael, Michael Naughton Fianna Fáil, Tom Conaghan Independent and Michael McMahon Sinn Fein all got elected on the 14th count.

Speaking to Ocean FM News Michael Naughton expressed his satisfaction at being elected to Donegal County Council.

Newly elected Fine Gael councillor Barry Sweeney says he’s looking forward to working together with his fellow Councillors.

Former Fine Gael Councillor Barry O’Neil did not run in this election.

Séamus Maguire who was co-opted onto his seat after the stepping down of John Campbell in January of this year, did not get elected.

Former Bundoran Town Counllor, Sinn Fein’s Michael McMahon was also elected.

Councillor McMahon says he’s not afraid to work.