A Letterkenny woman is to be appointed as Donegal’s newest Judge.

Ms Éiteáin Cunningham is to take over from outgoing Judge Raymond Finnegan in District Court 1, Donegal Daily reports.

Ms Cunningham’s appointment was made by the Government on January 25th.

The decision was made to advise the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, to assign Ms Cunningham to the post.

Ms Cunningham is originally from The Glebe and was educated at Loreto, Letterkenny.

Arrangements will be made for the appointment and swearing in of Ms. Cunningham in due course.

Ms Cunningham is currently based with Hegarty Armstrong Solicitors in Co Sligo.