Kilkenny Borough Council has filled a number of different vacant committee and board positions arising from the resignation of former Councillor Betty Manning, as well as from general annual appointments.
Cllr Martin Brett (FG) proposed a candidate for each of the six vacancies, all of whom were seconded and passed by the other members. In a break from the norm, the Fine Gael councillor proposed a selection of candidates from both Fianna Fail and the Green Party, as well as Fine Gael, in what he said was an example of good cross-party cooperation.
“I would like to thank all of the groups for their support in what is happening here tonight,” he said.
“I think it is a momentous occasion for all of us.”
Cllr Joe Reidy (FF) was voted to replace the former Cllr Manning as a member of the City of Kilkenny Municipal Policy Committee. He was then subsequently appointed as the chairman of that committee.
Cllr Malcolm Noonan (Green Party) was appointed as chairman of the St Mary’s Conservation, Restoration and Development Group – a project on which he has worked closely in the past.
Cllr Paul Cuddihy (FG) was appointed to the City Walls Steering Committee, and then subsequently approved as that committee’s chairman. Meanwhile, Cllr Andrew McGuinness (FF) will fill the seat of former Cllr Manning on the board of Kilkenny Tourism.