Defective concrete scandal remains ‘top priority’ for McBrearty Jnr

by Louise Doyle

INDEPENDENT councillor Frank McBrearty Jnr has described his re-election to Donegal County Council as being ‘vindicated in the court of public opinion’.

The Raphoe-based councillor was re-elected to Lifford-Stranorlar Local Electoral Area (LEA) on Sunday in Finn Valley Leisure Centre. He secured 1,199 first preference votes and was re-elected on the seventh count with 1,939 votes – the highest overall number of votes achieved by any candidate in the LEA.


Cllr McBrearty Jnr said he was delighted his “much needed independent voice” has been returned to County House in Lifford.

This election, he said, had been about change.

“People certainly voted for that change in their numbers, especially in the Lagan Valley area where I live and Finn Valley, known by all as East Donegal.

“The independent vote in these areas show the dissatisfaction with the political parties Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Sinn Féin as their traditional vote collapsed.

“The independent vote that Martin Scanlon, Charles Ward, Niall McConnell, Rebecca McDaid and myself got certainly shows that people have had enough of the same old, same old political establishment.

“The message given to us is that people want accountability in Lifford and that is the job we have been given.

“The hard work is now only beginning, and that hard work begins with helping the most vulnerable first,” said Cllr McBrearty Jnr.


Cllr McBrearty added that voters have put their trust in the 100% Redress Party to deliver on their promise to hold those in power to account within local and national government.

“Top priority must be the defective concrete scandal and Donegal County Council must be held to account for the downgrading of engineers recommendations, which are based on science, not fiction.”

Cllr McBrearty Jnr thanked his family, friends and all who helped him in his election campaign.

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