Council pays tribute to Bernard McGlinchey

Council pays tribute to Bernard McGlinchey
Donegal County Council has adjourned its monthly meeting of the council as a mark of respect to the late Bernard McGlinchey.

Donegal County Council has adjourned its monthly meeting of the council as a mark of respect to the late Bernard McGlinchey.

The former senator and county councillor was laid to rest on Sunday. The 80 year old passed away on Thursday.

Councillors agreed to adjourn the reconvened March meeting of the council for one hour today (Monday) as a mark of respect to the Letterkenny politician and businessman.

Tributes were paid to the former Fianna Fáil politician who was elected to Letterkenny Urban District Council in 1955 and to the county council in 1960.

The leader of Fianna Fáil on the county council, Cllr. Ciaran Brogan, paid tribute to the former senator, saying his passing was a sad loss to the party.

“He was a leading figure in Donegal who fought hard for Letterkenny and made no apologies for it,” he said. “His footprints are all over Letterkenny and it would not be the town it is today if it was not for Bernard McGlnichey,” he said.

Leader of the Fine Gael on the council, Cllr. Bernard McGuinness, paid tribute to the former councillor who he said had helped create a blue print for co-operation in the chamber. “One thing that is without question was his loyalty to his own town and the county. He was without any doubt a county man who wore the county jersey.”