September 26, 2023

Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Doherty has been elected as the brand new Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Lifford-Stranorlar.

Having served two phrases on the native authority, that is the primary time that the Convoy consultant has been appointed as Mayor.

Cllr Doherty was formally nominated at this morning’s AGM.

He replaces outgoing Cathaoirleach Patrick McGowan, who was subsequently elected as Leas-Cathaoirleach.

Cllr Doherty mentioned he seemed ahead to working with councillors and employees of the MD within the 12 months to return.

He mentioned: “I stay up for following on from Patrick on initiatives which have already began and to accommodate workshops and conferences as effectively as I can.”

Cllr Doherty expressed his hope for progress on greenways, roads and the Twin Cities bypass.

I do know it’s a gradual course of,” he mentioned. “However we have now to maintain the ball rolling on the initiatives and different initiatives developing within the subsequent 12 months. I’ll do my finest within the 12 months to return.”

In his outgoing message, Cllr McGowan thanked his colleagues for his or her cooperation and onerous work and thanked the council govt group and employees in all service areas.

Cllr McGowan commented that the 12 months had its challenges, significantly housing and Mica. He welcomed the social housing initiatives in progress within the district. He additionally commented on the significance of getting the brand new faulty concrete blocks scheme up and operating and getting info out to owners.

Cllr McGowan highlighted the current optimistic work within the district throughout his time as Cathaoirleach, which incorporates the Barnesmore Hole Greenway, the Castlefin to Lifford Greenway, the city and village renewal initiatives in Raphoe, Killygordon and Convoy and the 420th anniversary of Crimson Hugh O Donnell.

Liam Doherty elected as new Mayor of Lifford-Stranorlar was final modified: June thirteenth, 2023 by Employees Author