McKee new Cathaoirleach of Shannon Municipal District

McKee new Cathaoirleach of Shannon Municipal District


Cllr Mike McKee – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Councillor Mike McKee (Sinn Féin) has been elected Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Shannon during the annual general meeting of the Municipal District of Shannon.

Councillor McKee replaces Councillor John Crowe (Fine Gael) in the role.

Councillor Gerry Flynn (Independent) has been elected Leas Cathaoirleach in place of Councillor McKee who held the role for the past year.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.