Galway Bay fm newsroom – New cathaoirligh have been selected for the Athenry/Oranmore and Tuam municipal districts.
Councillor Frank Kearney has been voted in as chair of the Athenry/Oranmore district, while Councillor Tom McHugh will chair the Tuam district.
At a meeting of the Athenry/Oranmore district this afternoon, Fianna Fáil Councillor Malachy Noone was nominated for the cathaoirleach position by Independent Councillor James Charity.
However, Councillor Noone told the meeting that although he was pleased that his colleagues had confidence in him, he didn’t wish to take up the role – he was subsequently voted in as leas-cathaoirleach.
New district cathaoirleach Frank Kearney says Athenry/Oranmore is one of the fastest growing districts in the county, and there’s a lot of work to be done.
Meanwhile, a new cathaoirleach has been chosen for the Tuam municipal district.
Fine Gael Councillor Tom McHugh will chair the district’s meetings for the next year after being voted in by his council colleagues.
Fianna Fáil Councillor Mary Hoade is the new leas-cathaoirleach.
Councillor McHugh says there’s a number of issues in the Tuam district that he hopes to address during his time in office.