First meeting of municipal district

Cllr Gary Doherty.

Cllr Gary Doherty.

The first meeting of one of the new municipal districts has taken place in Donegal.

The inaugural annual general meeting of the Municipal District of Stranorlar was held in Lifford on Wednesday morning.

Sinn Féin councillor Gary Doherty was elected the first chair of one of the new bodies in the county.

The municipal districts replace the five electoral area committees and are a major part of the revamped council which has increased its number of members from 29 to 37 following the abolition of town councils.

The new municipal districts could meet as often as once a month as opposed to once every two months under the old system. How the municipal districts are run and how often they meet is to be discussed by members of the full council before the end of the month. It is expected that decisions previously made by the full council could now be made at municipal district level.




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