Ballycullane -based Cllr Michael Whelan was elected Cathaoirleach of New Ross Municipal District Council, a position he previously served in 2016-’17, at the annual general meeting held in ‘distancing’ at ‘the Street’, Carricklawn, Wexford.
Cllr Whelan was first elected for Fianna Fáil in 2014 and has a background in the construction trade.
He served on the board of Hook Heritage and Hook Rural Tourism and was a parents’ representative on the Board of Management of St. Mary’s Secondary School, New Ross.
Cllr Whelan priorities include the protection of rural communities, promoting tourism and job creation.
Cllr Bridín Murphy from Ballymackessey, Clonroche, first elected a year ago, is the Leas-Cathaoirleach.