Cllr. John O'Donnell (Ind) has been elected as the new Mayor of Letterkenny-Milford Muncipal District Council.

But he had to cast a vote in favour of himself to get elected.

He was proposed by Cllr. Kevin O'Bradley.

Kilkmacrennan based Cllr. O'Donnell then voted for himself and was duly elected.

His election came after the meeting had been adjourned earlier.

When the members were asked to elect a new Mayor, to succeed Cllr. Ian McGarvey, Cllr. Bradley proposed Cllr. O'Donnell.

But there was no seconder.

It was decided to adjourn the meeting.

When the meeting reconvened, Cllr. Bradley made his proposal again and this time Cllr. O'Donnell voted for himself.

He now takes up the post of Mayor with immediate effect.

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