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Southern Regional Assembly elects Cathaoirleach for remaining 2017 term

Posted into: The AssemblyGeneral

Mr. Stephen Blair, Director of the Southern Regional Assembly pictured with the newly elected Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Mattie Ryan receiving the Chain of Office from the previous Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Michael O’Shea

Southern Regional Assembly elects Cathaoirleach for remaining 2017 term

Cllr. Mattie Ryan was first elected to the Southern Regional Assembly in 1999 having previously been a member of the Mid-West Regional Authority since 1994.  As a member of the Fianna Fáil party, Cllr. Ryan represents Tipperary County Council on the Assembly.  Cllr. Ryan has been a member of Tipperary County Council since 1991, representing the Nenagh electoral district. 

Cllr. Ryan is a retired farmer and full-time public representative.  He is married to Carmel and they have two daughters and has one son. 

Cllr. Ryan has a particular interest in rural development, rural and village sewerage schemes and working with people with disabilities and is committed to further developing and promoting these areas as part of his work at regional level.   He is also a member of the Rural Water Monitoring Committee.

Cllr. Ryan looks forward to serving as Cathaoirleach of the Southern Regional Assembly for the remaining term to July 2017.

For information on this press release please contact:

Sharon Murray, Programme Executive - Corporate Affairs, Southern Regional Assembly

Tel: 051-860700 / Mobile: 087-6460938 or email: smurray@seregassembly.ie

Note to Editor:

The Southern Regional Assembly, established on 1st January 2015, is one of three Assemblies in the Republic of Ireland following on from the dissolution of the BMW and Southern & Eastern Regional Assemblies.  The former 8 regional authorities and 2 regional assemblies were consolidated under the Government’s regional reform process under the Local Government Reform Act 2014 to form the Southern, the Northern and Western and the Eastern and Midland regions.

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