O'Rourke delighted at success
Councillor John O'Rourke has expressed delight at being re-elected onto Enniscorthy Municipal District Council.
Cllr O'Rourke secured an impressive 1,295 first preference votes and secured his seat on the fourth count with 1,573 votes - exceeding the quota by 32 votes.
Speaking to this newspaper in the count centre, in the wake of his success, Cllr O'Rourke said: 'The people of Enniscorthy have given me a mandate to represent them again and I am honoured and privileged to do so.'
He said a number if key issues were raised with him while canvassing with climate change appearing to be a major concern for a lot of people.
'I feel relieved at the moment and I am grateful to all of the people who supported me and voted for me,' he said.
He also expressed gratitude to his family and team who campaigned with him over the last number of months.
'I want to say a huge thank you to my family and friends who worked on my behalf,' he said.
Cllr O'Rourke vowed to continue to work for the people of Enniscorthy and the district over the next five years.
He also said his re-election is an endorsement of the work he has done in the Enniscorthy area over the life of the last council and that is something he is very keen to continue.
Significantly, all of his campaign leaflets and material were 'fully recyclable'.
'I am just grateful that the people of Enniscorthy have the faith and trust in me to represent them again and I will do that to the best of abilities,' said Cllr O'Rourke.