Saturday 20 July 2019

Cllr Codd-Nolan is new chairperson

New chairperson of Enniscorthy Municipal District, Cllr. Kathleen Codd-Nolan
New chairperson of Enniscorthy Municipal District, Cllr. Kathleen Codd-Nolan

Brendan Keane

Councillor Kathleen Codd-Nolan is the new chairperson of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council.

She was nominated to the position by her Fine Gael party colleague, Cllr Cathal Byrne, at Friday's Annual General Meeting in the Presentation Centre.

He described Cllr Codd-Nolan as hard working 'friend and colleague' and highlighted the fact she is a former chairperson of the County Council.

Fianna Fail's, Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy seconded the nomination.

In accepting the chains of office from outgoing chairperson, Cllr Willie Kavanagh, Cllr Codd-Nolan said there were exciting times ahead.

She thanked Cllr Kavanagh for his time in the chair and wished him the best of luck as he begins the coming terms in office as a member of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council.

She also acknowledged Cllr Oliver Walsh for his time working on the local authority in Enniscorthy and also wished him well in the Gorey-Kilmuckridge chamber.

Cllr Codd-Nolan went on to acknowledge all of the local authority staff in Enniscorthy and paid particular tribute to District Manager, Liz Hore, who is also moving to a new position within the local authority.

'As the incoming chairperson I want to say we will do a lot over the next five years,' she said.

'We are going from two towns to three towns as we have Ferns on board as well,' she added.

'There will be challenges and we do not want to leave anyone out; we will work for everyone.'

She outlined the major projects taking place in Enniscorthy including the opening of the new bypass and development of the flood defence scheme and the proposed new technology park.

'My aim is look at the projects and see where we are going and get new business into the area,' said Cllr Codd-Nolan.

Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy was nominated to the role of Vice-Chairperson by Cllr Aidan Browne, seconded by Cllr Jackser Owens.

Like Cllr Codd-Nolan she commiserated with the three former council members who lost their seats in the local elections: Keith Doyle, Paddy Kavanagh and Johnny Mythen.

'I hope they will find their way back to this chamber,' she said.

She also acknowledged Ms Hore and wished her the best of luck with her future career within the local authority.

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