Monday 23 October 2017

Keith Doyle is new chairman for Enniscorthy Municipal District

Outgoing chairperson Cllr Oliver Walsh hands over the chains of office to newly-elected chair, Cllr Keith Doyle
Outgoing chairperson Cllr Oliver Walsh hands over the chains of office to newly-elected chair, Cllr Keith Doyle

Sara Gahan at the Enniscorthy Municipal District meeting

Fianna Fáil councillor Keith Doyle is the new chairman of the Enniscorthy Municipal District after serving as vice-chairman to previous chair Cllr Oliver Walsh.

Cllr Doyle was elected to the role recently at their AGM having been proposed by fellow member Cllr Barbara-Ann Murphy which was seconded by Cllr Paddy Kavanagh.

Cllr Kavanagh and Cllr Murphy had nothing but praise for Cllr Doyle as they know he will do great work for the Enniscorthy district and deserves the position.

Taking the chair, Cllr Doyle thanked the members for their nomination and praised Cllr Walsh on the hard work he has done for the past year as chairman.

'I started here 23 years ago and one message I want to make clear to everyone is that Enniscorthy is not dead and it is not gone,' said Cllr Doyle.

During his speech Cllr Doyle outlined his plans for the year, telling fellow members that he will be bringing on a pet project of his to the foreground and that is 'to get more foot flow to the centre of town.'

He went on to say that he is pairing up with district manager Liz Hore to try and bring a farmers market into the Square, instead of the bottom of Enniscorthy town.

He said: 'If anyone would be interested they should either contact myself or Liz. I just want to thank everyone for having faith in me, Cllr Walsh will be a hard act to follow.'

Cllr Paddy Kavanagh was elected as vice-chair having been proposed by his fellow colleague Cllr Kathleen-Codd Nolan and seconded by Cllr Willie Kavanagh.

Before handing over the chair, Cllr Walsh said to the members that it has been an honour for him to serve as chairman for the Enniscorthy municipal district.

Cllr Walsh said: 'It has been a busy year with the opening of the atheneum, strawberry festival and many other occasions. But I would like to thank all my fellow members, Liz for all her hard work as district manager, the staff for all their help and especially my wife Elaine and my family.'

Following his speech, each member had nothing but great words to say about Cllr Walsh and thanked him for his hard work and dedication to Enniscorthy and to the council.

Enniscorthy Guardian