By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Municipal District Meeting
There was a warm welcome for the newly appointed District Manager for Enniscorthy, Claire Lawless, and some words of expectation from the members at the February monthly meeting held in the Presentation Centre Council Chamber today. Cllr Aidan Browne was in the chair.
Longevity appeared to top the agenda. First up to wish Ms. Lawless “the best of luck” was Cllr Jackser Owens, who recalled that in his political career he served under 10 managers and town clerks.
Cllr Cathal Byrne said he was three years on the Council and this is the third manager he has had in the room!
And to add laughter to the occasion, Cllr Aidan Browne said he has only been six months in the chair and Ms. Lawless is his third manager.
Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy said the Monageer manager was very welcome to the chamber. “You are putting on the Enniscorthy jersey, that’s what we do as councillors, and you need to fight with us, not for us!”
Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan stated; “We need to push on with plans for the town. Let’s get hope and get people back into the town,” she concluded.
Cllr John O’Rourke felt “It was great to have a woman in the position, a new broom sweeps clear. It’s all about team Enniscorthy and getting projects over the line.”