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New Cathaoirleach of Southern Regional Assembly Elected for 2022-23

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New Cathaoirleach of Southern Regional Assembly Elected for 2022-23

Cllr. Oliver Walsh of Wexford County Council was elected as Cathaoirleach of the Southern Regional Assembly for 2022-23 at its annual meeting on Friday 8th July which took place at Assembly House, O’Connell Street, Waterford.

First elected to Wexford County Council in 2001 and in 2011 to represent the Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District, Cllr. Walsh represents the local authority on the Southern Regional Assembly which has a remit for the Southern Region of Ireland. He is a member of Fianna Gael, he is married to Elaine and has three children and is an active member of the farming community.

Leas-Cathaoirleach

Cllr. Andrew McGuinness of Kilkenny County Council was elected Leas-Cathaoirleach at the meeting for the coming year. A member of Fianna Fail, Cllr. McGuiness was first elected to office in 2014. He has been a member of Kilkenny County Council since 2003, representing the Kilkenny electoral area.

The Southern Regional Assembly is embarking on a significant period of activity, with the implementation of the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the Southern Region and new round of funding opportunities for the Region through the European Regional Development Fund, including the new Regional Operational Programme.

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