Two stalwarts of Clare County Council’s General Design section retire from the organisation this coming Friday bringing to an end combined public service careers spanning seventy five years.
Executive Technician Paddy Cusack of Lisdoonvarna began his employment with Clare County Council in 1978. Chief Technician Ger O’Brien from Ogonnelloe began his public sector career with Limerick City Council in 1979 where he spent 18 years before his move to Clare County Council in 1997.
Paying tribute to the retirees, Cllr. Bill Chambers, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council said, “The General Design section of the Council will greatly miss two of its stalwarts, two great personalities and both wonderful public servants.”
“Ger O’Brien’s calm and methodical approach to his work set a wonderful example of others to follow. Among Ger’s many significant contributions as Chief Technician and previously as Draughtsman with Clare County Council was his lead role in the takeover of responsibility for Shannon Town from Shannon Development.”
“As an Executive Technician, Paddy Cusack brought 38 years of experience to the table. You don’t replace such knowledge overnight nor do you easily replace having such a great character as Paddy around the Council offices. His honesty and commitment to his work will be missed most of all,” Cllr Chambers concluded.
Interim Chief Executive Gerard Dollard commented, “On behalf of their colleagues in the General Design section and all staff of the Council, I want to congratulate Ger and Paddy on their exceptional careers. On the occasion of their retirement from Clare County Council I think they can be justly proud of their contribution to County Clare and to the Public Service.”