New Cashel councillor wants to hear good ideas

Eamonn Wynne

Eamonn Wynne

Cashel’s newest Councillor has encouraged people with good ideas for the town to approach the members and officials.

Cllr. Martin Browne, Sinn Fein, was co-opted to the Council at its monthly meeting to fill the seat vacated by the death of his brother Michael Browne in July.

He said a lot of local people had very good ideas and they should bring these to the Council members and officials.

Cllr. Browne hoped they could all work together to improve Cashel, such as keeping Council business locally. Everything they could spend in Cashel would benefit the town.

He admitted he had a hard act to follow but he hoped everyone would be patient with him while he found his feet. He was honoured and privileged to be stepping into his brother’s shoes and had learned a lot from him down the years.

He was grateful to his wife Helen and family and the late Michael Browne’s family for all their support.

He had been proposed by the Council’s longest-serving member Cllr. Sean McCarthy. Martin Browne had been involved for many years in several worthwhile community activities such as the Spafield Resource Centre and the Camogie Club, said Cllr. McCarthy. He came from a family who had been lifelong members of Sinn Fein and they were lucky to have such a ready-made replacement for his late brother.

The proposal was seconded by Cllr. Joe Moloney, who said the new Cllr. Browne was a diligent worker within the community and would have a lot to offer to the Council.

He was also welcomed by the other members and Council Manager Sean Keating.

Mr. Keating said the only disappointing aspect of his co-option was that it followed the death of Cllr. Browne’s brother Michael.