Advertisement

McGarvey (82) is Mayor of Donegal

Frank McBrearty, outgoing mayor and Seamus Neely, county manager, congratulate the new county mayor Ian McGarvey at the agm on Monday.

Frank McBrearty, outgoing mayor and Seamus Neely, county manager, congratulate the new county mayor Ian McGarvey at the agm on Monday.

BY C.J.MCGINLEY
INDEPENDENT Councillor Ian McGarvey (82) from Ramelton has become the oldest Mayor of a local authority in the country.

Speaking after his election Cllr McGarvey said he felt fit and healthy to meet the busy schedule of being Mayor of Donegal. He stressed age was not an issue.

Advertisement

“I’m as fit as a fiddle.  I was out dancing last night,” he said.

He appealed to young people to talks about their problems.

“Young people need to realise, if they have a problem, there is always somebody they can speak to. We face a lot of difficulties going forward, but there are people out there facing challenges every day under stress in life,” he said.

He was elected at the Annual General Meeting of the council in Lifford on Monday. Fianna Fáil’s Sean McEniff had also been proposed but was defeated on a vote 16 to 10. Cllr Michael McBride from Kilmacrennan is the new Deputy Mayor.

  The very positive regional collaborative approach by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council in working to achieve the...

  More snow and ice could be on the cards for Donegal again today, following a series of weather...

EXCITEMENT is building in Ramelton in advance of this Tuesday, (December 5) evening’s switching on of the Christmas lights...

Top
Advertisement

Donegal News is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
Registered in Northern Ireland, No. R0000576. St. Anne's Court, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland