Paul Murphy elected Mayor of Ennis

Paul Murphy elected Mayor of Ennis


Mayor of Ennis Paul Murphy addressing his council colleagues

Councillor Paul Murphy (Fine Gael) has been unanimously elected Mayor of Ennis at today’s Annual General Meeting of the Municipal District of Ennis Committee.

Councillor Murphy, a native of Clarecastle, succeeds Cllr. Ann Norton (IND) who assumes the role of Deputy Mayor in place of the outgoing Deputy Mayor Cllr. James Breen (IND). Mayor Murphy was proposed for the role by Councillor Johnny Flynn and seconded by Councillor Tom McNamara.

Addressing Elected Members, Council staff and family members and friends, Councillor Murphy said, “Over the past year, I have been privileged to serve my county as Leas Cathaoirleach. I am delighted to be able to take on the role of Mayor at a time when very positive things are happening in Ennis and surrounding areas.”

“I look forward to contributing to the workings of this Municipal District and, in turn, the wider community in Ennis and surrounding areas, including Kilmaley, Barefield, Kilnamona, Quin, Doora and Clarecastle,” he added.

Outgoing Mayor Ann Norton congratulated Mayor Murphy on his election, adding that serving as Mayor of Ennis had been the “greatest honour” of her life.


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.