‘My life never changed’- Ian McGarvey

By Dionne Meehan FORMER Donegal County Councillor Ian McGarvey said his life has “never changed” despite retiring from local politics earlier this year. The 93-year-old Ramelton man stepped away from his role as Ireland’s oldest councillor in January after dedicating 18 years to representing the Milford area. Advertisement Speaking to the Donegal News this week, […]

‘I am very aware of the big boots I have to fill’

IT was a proud day for the McGarvey family as Councillor Pauric McGarvey was officially co-opted onto Donegal County Council to replace his uncle who was once Ireland’s oldest elected representative Cllr McGarvey took his seat during a special meeting in Lifford County House. He replaced Ian McGarvey who retired last month after 18 years. The co-option […]

Irish Water to have full operational control by June

COUNCILLORS have expressed concerns that contact with Irish Water could diminish when the utility body assumes full management of public water services in June. Mayor of Letterkenny Donal Kelly revealed how he had been asking for a face-to-face meeting with Irish Water chiefs for months but to no avail. He highlighted a string of problems that […]

Ian McGarvey’s replacement to be co-opted in February

Cllr Ian McGarvey’s nephew will be co-opted onto Donegal County Council as his replacement in February. It is understood Pauric McGarvey from Ramelton will be co-opted onto the council on February 13 at a special council meeting in Lifford. The date of co-option was agreed at the recent meeting of Donegal County Council on Monday. […]