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Councillor Joe Garrihy, the newly elected chairman of the West Clare Municipal District. Photo by John Kelly

Councillor Garrihy new chair of West Clare Municipal District

COUNCILLOR Joe Garrihy (Fine Gael) has been elected as Chairman of the West Clare Municipal District group of councillors. It is his first time filling the role and he succeeds Councillor Bill Chambers (Fianna Fáil).

At today’s (Tuesday) AGM of the West and North Clare county councillors, Councillor Garrihy was proposed by Councillor Shane Talty and seconded by Councillor Gabriel Keating. The North Clare councillor is in his first term on Clare County Council, having been elected in the Ennistymon Electoral Area in May of 2019.

“We have a challenging year ahead but a great team to lead the recovery of West Clare,” Councillor Garrihy said following his election as chair.

Kilkee based Fianna Fáil councillor, Cillian Murphy, was elected vice chairman. He is also in his first term on Clare County Council.

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