Councillor Dara Mulvey was elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council at its AGM held on Monday afternoon in the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo. Councillor Dónal Gilroy was elected Leas Cathaoirleach.
Councillor Mulvey Elected Cathaoirleach
Councillor Mulvey has served as a Councillor since 2009, and he said it was a special privilege to be the first Coolaney native to hold the office of Cathaoirleach. He acknowledged that it was a day tinged with sadness following the recent passing of this brother John.
The Cathaoirleach said he looked forward to working with Councillors and staff to meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities presented to the people of County Sligo. He believes businesses, schools and the agriculture sector need particular supports in the current climate.
Councillor Mulvey expressed his belief in the power of community, and looked forward to working with Sligo Leader Partnership and the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) to progress and deliver various projects over the course of his term.
Among the many major projects underway in County Sligo were the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin scheme, and the Coolaney Mountain Bike Centre, which has attracted strong national and international interest.
The new Cathaoirleach commended the local media for their fair and balanced coverage of local events, and concluded his address by committing to work with elected members and staff to grow and develop Sligo.