Independent councillor Niamh Kennedy has been elected as Leas-Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council.
The South Donegal councillor was appointed to the role at today’s AGM of the newly-formed council in Lifford.
Cllr Kennedy, from Killybegs, topped the poll in her electoral area in the local elections. This is her second term in local politics.
She will take on the role of vice-chairperson alongside new Cathaoirleach Nicholas Crossan.
Cllr Kennedy’s election was proposed by Cllr Frank McBrearty and seconded by Cllr John O’Donnell.