By Dan Walsh
Ballyhogue solicitor Cllr Cathal Byrne (Fine Gael) is the new Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council defeating Cllr Jackser Owens (Independent), 4 votes to 2, at the annual general meeting held at Kilcannon Garden Centre this morning.
Proposed by Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan and seconded by Cllr Aidan Browne, Cllr Byrne paid tribute to the outgoing Cathaoirleach Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy whom he said; “led the district with distinction”.
Cllr Byrne said it was “a great honour to serve as Chairman” and he promised to treat all parties and none with respect. He was first elected to Wexford County Council in 2019.
Cllr Aidan Browne was chosen unopposed as Leas-Cathaoirleach. He appreciated the nomination and said it was “a great honour and privilege” and he would work for the betterment of Enniscorthy town and district.