The HSE has confirmed that a permanent GP has been recruited for Dunkineely.
A contract process is currently underway, with the new doctor expected to be in place early in the New Year.
Until this process has concluded, interim arrangements in place for Dunkineely will continue.
Dr Charles Mcmanus is providing cover for GMS patients from the Health Centre in Glenties.
The news comes ahead of a public meeting due to be held this Friday in relation to the issue and local Cllr Noel Jordan believes that people power has ultimately paid off: