July 17, 2024

Andrew McGuinness elected as Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council

The McGuinness family have marked another political milestone with the elevation of Andrew to the role of Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council on Friday.

The Fianna Fáil councillor was been elected at the Council AGM yesterday in the Watergate Theatre in order to facilitate social distancing.

Mr McGuinness expressed his pride at taking over the role of Kilkenny’s first citizen and in being the first member of the McGuinness family to be Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council.

Cllr McGuinness comes from a family steeped in politics and is a former Mayor of Kilkenny City, a role his father, current Deputy John McGuinness and his grandfather, the late Michael McGuinness also held.

Fine Gael Councillor Martin Brett and former Mayor of Kilkenny City was elected Leas Cathaoirleach while earlier Cllr John Coonan, Fianna Fáil, was elected Mayor of the Kilkenny Municipal District at a socially distanced Municipal District AGM held in Council Chamber, City Hall with Cllr David Fitzgerald, Fine Gael, elected Deputy Mayor.

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