One of the two candidates for the position of Mayor of Donegal Town has ruled himself out after it emerged he was too young for the position.
The criteria for the mayor’s position rules that all candidates must be 21 years of age and one of the candidates, Rory Sweeney, will not be 21 until July of this year.
“It seems that these are the rules and they cannot be bent,” Rory said. “I have had great support, it was totally incredible. I really think that it was time for change. I have always been passionate about Donegal and I am more disappointed for the huge numbers of people who had shown me their support.
“We can always look forward to the next time.
The one remaining candidate, Patricia Callaghan said: “I am extremely disappointed. I was looking forward to a good election on Thursday.” She declined to make any further comment.
For more see, Thursday’s Donegal Democrat.