Paddy Harte has been confirmed as Chairperson of International Fund for Ireland Board.
The announcement was made by the Department of Foreign affairs this afternoon.
The Raphoe native, who lives in Letterkenny, is a son of the former TD, the late Paddy Harte.
Deputy Paddy the Cope Gallagher, Leas Cheann Comhairle, has welcomed the appointment of Harte.
I” have known Paddy all my life, he has an excellent record in community development and community support programmes, he has a vast experience and knowledge of the International Fund for Ireland, having worked with the programme, having served on the board and moreover now being correctly appointed as its new Chairperson,” he said.,
“In my days in the European Parliament Imet Willie Mc Carter along with Paddy when lobbying of the EU was necessary in order to obtain funding for the various programmes.
“I wish Paddy every success as he brings his wealth of experience and knowledge to his tenure as Chairperson of this most important body for the border counties and Northern Ireland.
“I am assured as always with Paddy Harte that he will bring his maximum to the new role and I wish him well and every success in his term.”