Cllr John Seamais Ó Fearraigh is the new cathaoirleach of Glenties MD

AGM held in Dungloe on Friday morning

Tom Comack


Tom Comack


John Seamais Ó Fearraigh

John Seamais Ó Fearraigh is the new cathoirleach of Glenties MD

Sinn Féin councillor John Seamais Ó Fearraigh is the new cathaoirleach of Glenties Municipal District.

The Gaoth Dobhair councillor was elected at the annual general meeting of the municipal district this morning in Dungloe. He held the position of cathaoirleach in the last term prior to the recent local elections.

He was proposed by party colleague Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher and seconded by newly elected Fianna Fáil councillor Noreen McGarvey.

Cllr McGarvey is the new cathaoirleach of the Glenties municipal district. The Burtonport-based councillor was proposed by Cllr Gallagher and seconded by her Fianna Fail colleague, Cllr Anthony Molloy.

Cllr McGarvey is one of three new councillors on the Glenties Municipal District along with Cllr Molloy and Cllr Michael McClafferty, Fine Gael.

They have replaced Fianna Fáil’s Enda Bonner and Seamus Ó Domhnaill who were not returned and Fine Gael’s Terence Slowey, who retired.

Cllr Ó Fearraigh said the municipal council had worked well for the past five years and he also commisserated with former councillors Seamus Ó Domhnaill and Enda Bonner, and offered best wishes to Terence Slowey who retired.