By Dan Walsh
Adamstown Cllr Pat Barden (Independent) was elected Cathaoirleach of New Ross Municipal District Council at the annual general meeting held on Friday. He succeeds Cllr Michael Whelan (Fianna Fail).
Cllr Barden was congratulated by his colleagues and wished well for his coming year in the leadership role, while Cllr Whelan was praised for his work in the town and district during the past year.
Cllr Barden was well-known in GAA circles and played inter-county hurling and football with Wexford. He hails from a long-tailed family with roots in Adamstown and Fethard-on-Sea and was elected to Wexford County Council on his first attempt in the 2019 Local Authority elections.