The members of South Tipperary County Council have chosen a new chairman today (Friday) - Cllr John Crosse of Donohill.
Cllr Crosse was unanimously elected to the position of ‘first citizen of the county’ when the council held it’s AGM in Clonmel.
Nominated by Cllr Liam Ahern, the new chairman’s name was seconded by Cllr Mary Hanna Hourigan.
The new chairman said he was honoured and privileged to take on the role and thanked his wife, children and family for their support in his political career.
The new vice-chairman of the council is Clonmel’s Cllr Siobhan Ambrose.
Cllr Ambrose was nominated by Cllr Michael Anglim and seconded by Cllr Sean McCarthy.
Earlier in the meeting Cllr Michael Fitzgerald stepped down following his year as chairman. He spoke about the importance of the community and voluntary work that is going on in the county and spoke about the work each of his council colleagues is doing, on the ground in their own communities. He called on national politicians not to lose touch with these local councillors.
The Nationalist will carry a full report on the AGM in the paper on Wednesday.