Culdaff businessman Johnny McGuinness has been formally selected as Inishowen’s newest councillor.
He will be co-opted to the seat of his late father, Bernard McGuinness, who passed away in August.
Johnny McGuinness’ new role was confirmed at a virtual Fine Gael co-option convention last night, which was attended by An Tanasite Leo Varadkar, chaired by Midlands-North West MEP Maria Walsh and also attended by Deputy Joe McHugh, among other local party members.
Delighted to attend the North Inishowen(Carndonagh)District CoOption Convention online tonight in Culdaff @DonegalFG @LeoVaradkar Congratulations & best wishes to Johnny McGuinness. Thanks to @MariaWalshEU for Chairing @JimmyK123 Martin Harley &Barry Sweeny @GuinnessBar @FineGael pic.twitter.com/afJMjTLBG2
— Joe McHugh (@McHughJoeTD) January 27, 2022
Tributes were paid to the late Bernard McGuinness and his long-running political career which spanned 42 years.
Aged 46, Johnny is Manager of the family business – McGuinness’ Bar and Shop in Culdaff. He previously managed bars and restaurants in New York.
He will fill the casual vacancy on Donegal County Council at the next plenary meeting on Monday.