Kilmacrennan-based Councillor John O’Donnell looks set to top the poll in the Milford area.
Independent Councillor O’Donnell said recently that ‘the electorate of the Milford area will be the judges of my record on May 24th – and tally figures indicate that he’s set to lead the way.
O’Donnell has taken 24 per cent of the vote, with over 1,600 first preferences – with boxes in Kilmacrennan and Termon, his strongholds, still to be tallied.
Fianna Fáil’s Liam Blaney is set to be comfortably returned to Lifford. Blaney has over 1,533 first preferences and there seems an intriguing battle set to develop for the last seat in the new three-seat area.
Sitting Independent Councillor Ian McGarvey appears to be in a race with Fine Gael’s Eimer Friel and Sinn Féin’s Maria Doherty.
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