COLR O’HANLON PUTS ENTERPRISE TO THE FOREFRONT UPON ELECTION AS CO COUNCIL CATHAOIRLEACH

24 June 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

PETER HUGHES

A proposal that Monaghan Co Council, Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board and the Monaghan Local Enterprise Office convene every three months to discuss ways in which new business development and training opportunities could be delivered was made by P J O’Hanlon following his election as Cathaoirleach at the Co Council’s Annual Meeting on Monday.

Addressing the chamber following his unanimous election, the Fianna Fáil local public representative identified as priorities for his term the stimulation of economic growth, the development of tourism and progress in addressing the poor state of the county’s roads infrastructure.

Colr O’Hanlon, who is coming to the end of his term as Cathaoirleach of the Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District, can claim a perhaps unique perpetuation of a family political tradition as his mother Rosaleen O’Hanlon also held the Chair of the Co Council in 1994-1995, when she became the first woman to be appointed to the first citizen position in the local authority’s history.

Colr O’Hanlon succeeds Sinn Féin councillor Noel Keelan as Cathaoirleach.

Independent councillor Seamus Treanor was unanimously elected as Leas Cathaoirleach or Vice-Chairman of the Council.
When nominations for the position of Cathaoirleach were sought on Monday, Fianna Fáil Whip on the …
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