NEW CATHAOIRLEACH SETS CO COUNCIL TASK OF “REBUILDING WHAT HAS BEEN LOST”

19 June 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A key role for Monaghan Co Council in helping the county recover from the effects of the Covid-19 control measures and “rebuilding what has been lost” was identified by Sinn Féin’s Colm Carthy when he assumed the Chair of the local authority at its Annual Meeting last Monday afternoon.

While the Carrickmacrossbased local public representative refrained from outlining the customary “wish list” of priorities for his term of office due to the financial uncertainty facing the Council, he conveyed a strong rallying cry for social activism by the authority in the coming 12 months, calling in particular for support and empathy for those sections of the community which had faced “disadvantage and hardships prior to Covid-19”.

The new Cathaoirleach will have as his deputy Fine Gael councillor Richard Truell, who exhorted the collective Co Council membership to “put our heads together and face the challenges ahead”. Monday’s Annual Meeting, and the June monthly meeting preceding it, were the first full meetings held by Monaghan Co Council since the introduction of the Covid-19 restrictions. Held in the Garage Theatre under social distancing…

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