Fine Gael councillor Mary Hilda Cavanagh has been elected as the chairman of the Castlecomer Electoral Area.
Today saw the first meeting of the new municipal district for the north of the county. Cllr Cavanagh was proposed by Cllr John Brennan (FG) and seconded by Cllr Pat Millea (FF).
Labour Party councillor Maurice Shortall contested the election, proposing himself. However, he was unable to find a colleague to second his proposal.
The six councillors in the area are: Pat Fitzpatrick (FF), Pat Millea (FF), Michael McCarthy (FF), Mary Hilda Cavanagh (FG), John Brennan (FG) and Maurice Shortall (Lab).
For full story, see next week’s Kilkenny People.