Fianna Fáil Councillor Martin McDermott has officially been elected as Cathaoirleach for the Municipal District of Inishowen.
The Glengad man topped the poll in Inishowen last month with 2,501 first preference votes.
He was the first county councillor to be elected to the new Donegal County Council in Inishowen.
McDermott takes over the role from Irish Labour Councillor Martin Farren.
Following his election last month, McDermott told Donegal Daily: I’m absolutely delighted. It’s a blown-away vote,”
“I can’t put into words the support I’ve got. I got great support the last time. To get around 35 per cent of the vote, I can’t put that into words.”