Mayor pays tribute to former Cathaoirleach Wiley

Mayor pays tribute to former Cathaoirleach Wiley

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The late Colm Wiley

The Mayor of Clare has paid tribute to former Clare County Councillor and Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Colm Wiley.

Mr. Wiley, a native of Bodyke, served as Cathaoirleach from 1993 to 1995 and was a Fianna Fáil member of Clare County Council for 30 years (1979 to 2009).

Mayor of Clare Councillor Tom McNamara said, “Colm was one of the longest serving members of Clare County Council and was liked by all of his colleagues and those who had the pleasure of working with him. As a Councillor he was well spoken, hard working for the people of East Clare and the wider county, and used his fine sense of humour to good effect even when dealing with difficult situations. His love of GAA is well known and he will be missed by all who knew him and had the pleasure of working with him.”

“My thoughts today are with Colm’s wife, Marie and his family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam,” added the Mayor.

Pat Dowling, Chief Executive of Clare County Council, paid tribute to the late Colm Wiley acknowledging his “long and distinguished career.”

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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.

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