Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District

Finola Armstrong-McGuire elected new cathaoirleach

Paddy Farrell new leas-cathaoirleach

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Finola Armstrong-McGuire elected new cathaoirleach

Kieran Brett, Cllr Paddy Farrell, Cllr Finola Armstrong-McGuire and Joseph Gilhooley at the Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District AGM today.

Cllr Finola Armstrong McGuire (FG) was elected as the new cathaoirleach of the Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District at its AGM today in Aras an Chontae.

She was proposed for the position by Cllr Thomas Mulligan (FG) and the proposal was seconded by Cllr Sean McGowan (FF).

The position of leas-cathaoirleach for the coming year was filled by the recently elected Cllr Paddy Farrell (FF).

He was proposed by Cllr Sean McGowan and seconded by Cllr Thomas Mulligan.

With the election of the new cathaoirleach, Cllr Des Guckian (Ind) said he was being denied his right to be one of the post holders.

"Nobody is being denied their rights," replied Cllr Armstrong-McGuire. "We take the proposers and seconders as they come and they're accepted and that's the position that's taken at these meetings."

"It's clearly a policy of the coalition to deny me my rights and I don't like it. I think it's very blind and very short sighted," Cllr Guckian replied.

The meeting was adjourned for ten minutes as a mark of respect to Cllr Enda Stenson whose mother Josephine passed away on June 13. Members expressed their sympathies to their colleague and the Stenson family.