Council unanimously backs Dana

Donegal County Councilhas unanimously supported Dana Rosemary Scallon’s bid for the Presidency.

Donegal County Councilhas unanimously supported Dana Rosemary Scallon’s bid for the Presidency.

A special meeting was held this morning to vote on a nomination for the former MEP and Derry native.

The motion was brought by Fianna Fail council whip Cllr. Ciaran Brogan who said before the meeting that he did not expect any parties in the council to oppose the nomination.

The former Presidential candidate is trying to secure the nominations of four local authorities in the days before the deadline for nominations on Wednesday.

“She asked would she we facilitate the process and based on conversations with party colleagues, I said we would,” Cllr.Brogan said. “This is a case of facilitating the process. I think everyone will facilitate it, I can’t see anyone opposing it. There has to be some level of discussion about how candidates are nominated for the presidential election because the whole thing is turning into a bit of joke in the last couple of shows as regards to who would be goings and who is not and at a time when there are more important issues, all that we are doing as a is facilitating a process were if they want to run they can”.

Donegal County Council had earlier this year indicated that it would nominate business man Sean Gallagher, whose father was from the county, but he secured his nomination after receiving the support of four councils.