Councillor Michael Clarke has been elected Chair of Ballymote-Tubbercurry Municipal District at its AGM on Friday 19th June. Councillor Clarke was proposed by Councillor Joe Queenan, seconded by Councillor Dara Mulvey and unanimously elected. Councillor Martin Connolly was elected Leas Cathaoirleach
Outgoing Chair Cllr Paul Taylor convened a minute’s silence at the start of the meeting as a mark of respect to the late Garda Detective Colm Horkan.
In his address, Councillor Clarke said he looked forward to working with the Elected Members to address the many challenges facing the District and the county.
Councillor Clarke commended Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes and the executive for their work in progressing Sligo in recent years, which had seen many projects delivered and in the pipeline.
One of his priorities will be dealing with issues facing our rural communities, and he proposed to focus on planning policies and the disenfranchisement of rural voters over the course of his term.