Labour in line to be mayor, chairwoman

The Labour Party is set to take over the positions of city mayor and County Council chairperson when the councils’ annual general meetings are held this month.

The Labour Party is set to take over the positions of city mayor and County Council chairperson when the councils’ annual general meetings are held this month.

Cllr Seán Ó hArgáin is in line to become the city’s next mayor and Cllr Marie Fitzpatrick the next chairwoman, although the latter said there were others who still had their names in the ring.

Cllr Ó hArgáin declined to comment before the Borough Council’s AGM takes place on June 21, but his colleague said he would make an excellent mayor. “I feel he fully deserves to be mayor,” Cllr Fitzpatrick said. “I personally believe he will be an asset to the role of mayor.”

As for her own aspiration to be the County Council’s next chairwoman, Cllr Fitzpatrick said that while she is definitely putting herself forward for the role, “nothing has been fully decided.”

“As far as I am concerned, there are three or four people looking for it, and that has to be negotiated this week,” she said.

The County Council’s annual general meeting is set to take place on June 29.

The positions include allowances of €32,877 per annum for the County Council chairperson and €24,201 per annum for the mayor.