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.