Clonmel elects new mayor

Sian Moloughney

Reporter:

Sian Moloughney

Cllr Richie Molloy has been elected mayor of the Clonmel Borough District

Cllr Richie Molloy has been elected mayor of the Clonmel Borough District

Clonmel Borough District Committee met this afternoon, Wednesday, to elect a new mayor of the district for the coming 12 months.

In a 5-4 majority vote, Cllr Richie Molloy was elected to the position. 

Cllr Molloy was proposed by Cllr Martin Lonergan and seconded by Cllr Pat English. He was also supported by Cllrs Catherine Carey and Andy Moloney. With his own vote that gave him the five votes he needed to take the position for the final year of this council.

On his elected Cllr Molloy said his priority for the coming year will be to promote the town and district in any way he can.

Cllr Molloy served as Mayor of Clonmel in the 2007-8 term. He was first elected to the (then) Clonmel Borough Council in 2004. He was re-elected in 2009 and 2014.

A second candidate in the election was Cllr Marie Murphy. She was proposed by Cllr Micheal Murphy and seconded by Cllr Micheal Anglim. She was supported by Cllrs Siobhan Ambrose.

Read more on the annual meeting of Clonmel Borough District Committee in next week's Nationalist.