It’s understood the Labour Party will formally select the veteran politician Seamus Rodgers of Annagry West as their candidate for the Glenties Electoral Area in the upcoming County Council Election at a convention at the Highlands Hotel, Glenties this Friday, January 31st at 7.30pm.
A former County Councillor, he is deeply involved with Community and Charitable Groups, the GAA, Trade Union Movement, the humanitarian and justice body Amnesty International and is the present Chairperson of the Rosses Branch of the Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
He was first elected to Donegal County Council in 1960, when he was one of the youngest serving councillors in the State. Mr Rodgers, who turned 77 last week, is one of the most familiar faces on the hustings in Donegal and is known county and country wide, in part because of his work as a trade union official for SIPTU, before he retired.
Seamus also served for three years as Chairperson of the Donegal County Board in the mid-1970s.