A very successful and very well attended annual general meeting of Cahir Comhairle Ceanntair took place on Thursday last, April 28, in the Shamrock Lounge, Cahir. Former Senator, TD and Minister of State, Dr Martin Mansergh and Fianna Fáil National Executive member, Frank Begley were present at the meeting.
The following Officer Board was elected for the coming year - Honorary President: Con Donovan; Honorary Vice President: Seán Byrne; Chairperson: PJ English (Clogheen); Vice Chairperson: Michael Barrett (Poulmucka); Honorary Secretary: Martin Lonergan (Ballybacon); Treasurer 1: Willie Black (Kilmoyler); Treasurer 2: Tom Kennelly (Ballyporeen); PRO: Martin Moloney (Poulmucka); Delegates to Tipperary South Comhairle Dáil Ceanntair: Chairperson PJ English and Secretary Martin Lonergan are automatic along with, Paddy Kelly, Newcastle, Gerry O’Looney, Cahir, Martin Maher, Clogheen and for co-option Kathleen Moloney, Castlegrace. The nominations for positions on the Officer Board of the Tipperary South CDC went as follows, Chairperson and Vice Chair: PJ English, Honorary Secretary: Paddy Kelly, PRO: Kathleen Moloney.
A good and constructive discussion took place regarding the current renewal of Fianna Fáil both nationally and in the Cahir Area. We are looking forward to the visit of Party Leader, Micheál Martin TD to South Tipperary in the coming months so that we can discuss with him our views on how best to move Fianna Fáil forward locally in that process. Everyone at the meeting pledged to do all they could to renew Fianna Fáil and we look forward to that endeavour.
It was also decided at the AGM that future Comhairle Ceanntair meetings would be rotated between Cumainn in the Cahir Area. A discussion also took place regarding the upcoming national church gate collection which takes place this weekend, May 7 and 8, at all churches in the Cahir Area.
Votes of sympathy were then passed and the meeting concluded in silent prayer. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Hughie and Margaret in the Shamrock for all their hospitality.