The unexpected resignation of Donal Kelly from Donegal County Council this morning has taken a positive turn with his son, Donal juniour, allowing his name to go forward to fill the vacancy.
Donal Kelly Snr was officially co-opted onto Donegal County Council in November 2019 - an emotional day for many given the circumstances of his co-option.
Mr Kelly was replacing his son Manus Kelly who tragically lost his life in a crash while participating in the Donegal International Rally on June 23, 2019.
Donal Kelly senior has thanked everyone for their help and support during his time on the council.
He added that the councillors and council officials had been a huge support to him during his time on the council.
He said that it had been a 'huge honour' taking Manus' seat over.
"But unfortunately I found it very challenging as we all know it was never going to be an easy task but the help and support I got from the Fianna Fáil part and right across the political divide was very much appreciated," he said.
He said that his son, Donal junior, will allow his name to go forward to the party delegates.
"Hopefully they will place their confidence in him to fill the vacancy on the council to continue to serve the people of the Letterkenny Municipal District'," he said.
He thanked everyone for their continued support of his family.
The next meeting of Letterkenny Municipal District will take place this coming Tuesday.
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