Congratulations, Cllr Ciaran Brogan

Last night saw the AGM of Letterkenny Town Council, and the end of my term as Mayor. Councillor Ciaran Brogan was elected to the position, and Cllr Dessie Larkin was elected Deputy Mayor.

I’ve had a fantastic year as Mayor; I’ve been able to represent the town across the country (and abroad), and have been in a position to push the agenda of the town council. I detail more of this in my speech, which you can read here.

It’s also about a year since I started this website. I’ve been overwhelmed by the response and support it has received, both locally and across the internet. I’d like to thank Damien, Simon (1), Simon (2), James, Michele, Mick at Slugger O’Toole, Irish Election, United Irelander and all those who have linked to the site over the year. I’ve also spent a lot of time on the North West discussion board at, which has a very high standard of Donegal-focussed debate.

My year as Mayor has been, by times, controversial, interesting and frustrating, but it has always been very rewarding. I’ve learned an awful lot this year, and I hope I can continue to serve the people of Letterkenny long in to the future.

Thank you to everyone who has helepd me throughout this year. Your continued support is very much appreciated!

8 thoughts on “Congratulations, Cllr Ciaran Brogan

  1. So how many babies did you have to kiss as Mayor? Congratulations on being very public about your office and sharing your work with the wider blogging and Internet community. Every Mayor should have a blog, hopefully you’ve started the ball rolling. What’s next for you now?

  2. Well, it’s back to being a regular councillor for the next three years politically. Hoping to get back to working on my masters properly from next week, and taking on more work in web design.

    I’m always on the lookout for stuff to keep me out of trouble!

  3. Damien, I’ll always remember this blog as the first true political blog (as in written by a politician) in Ireland. You’ve definitely been a pioneer – long may you keep it going.

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