NEWLY APPOINTED district manager Philip Knight was congratulated on his role at the monthly meeting of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District.
Cllr Fionntán O Suilleabháin was the first to congratulate Mr Knight, who sat in the Gorey chamber while Cllr O Suilleabháin dialled in via Microsoft Teams.
Chairperson Cllr Pip Breen agreed and said that all councillors wished him well in the new role, taking over from Acting District Manager Liz Stanley and previously Michael Drea, who now works in the housing section of the council. Ms Stanley now returns to her position as a general officer of the council.
Mr Knight has spent close to two decades working in Wexford County Council and is originally from the UK.
He previously worked for the Metropolitan Police as a crime and intelligence analyst.