Donegal man tipped to be new Mayor

A Donegal man is being tipped to be Derry’s new Mayor.

Maurice Devenney, of the DUP, is leading the race to be elected First Citizen at the annual general meeting of Derry City Council, which takes place on Monday evening.

Mr. Devenney, twice Deputy Mayor of the city, has strong links with County Donegal.

He was born in Manorcunningham and educated at Ballyeighan National School and at Royal and Prior Comprehensive in Raphoe.

He is married and has two grown-up children and is a member of the loyal orders of the Apprentice Boys, the Orange Order and the Royal Black Preceptory.

Living in the Newbuildings area for the last 14 years, Mr. Devenney was the DUP candidate for Foyle in the last Westminster general election.

From a farming background, Mr. Devenney lists his interests as caravanning, vintage cars and pipe bands.

Monday evening’s AGM takes place at the Guildhall at 7.30 p.m.