THE late Queen Elizabeth II of England was remembered at this months meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District.
Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan raised the matter of the Queen's funeral which took place on Monday, the same day as the local authority meeting.
“I think it would be remiss of us not to mention the Queen being buried today,” said Cllr Codd-Nolan.
“In fairness we’re neighbouring islands and we have a lot of history and despite that history being very difficult at times I think she put her hand up very much when she visited the island, here in Ireland, in 2011,” she said. Cllr Codd-Nolan said that visit did a lot of good for people in Ireland and in the UK.
“She was a role model in a sense, because first of all she was a woman and she was kind of working very much in a man’s world when she was crowned monarch back in the ‘50s so there has been a lot of water gone under the bridge during her long reign,” she said.
“I think people did admire her and we have to acknowledge that despite our own nationality and our Irishness,” she added.
“I just wanted to mention it today at the meeting".
While they didn’t refer directly to the Queen the other councillors echoed Cllr Codd-Nolan’s remarks by saying they wished to be associated with all the expressions of sympathy made at the start of the meeting.