Kevin Meenan Co-opted onto Louth County Council

Kevin Meenan officially became a Cllr at this evening’s inauguration at Louth County Council offices.

Following glowing tributes and congratulations from all parties towards Ruairí Ó Murchú TD whose seat resulted in the casual vacancy, Kevin Meenan was proposed by Sinn Féin group leader Cllr Pearse McGeough who said “it’s a privilege and an honour for me to propose my friend Kevin Meenan as a councillor for the Dundalk South area.

“Kevin has a long history of community engagement and working for those who are voiceless. He has always been an outstanding advocate for his constituents and when he spoke in the chamber it was obvious that everyone listened and he was respected by all. It is great to see him rejoining our group of Councillors and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank his partner Paula and his daughter Caithlain for supporting him in this decision.”

Cllr Kevin Meenan also paid tribute to Paula and Caithlain and said  “I’ve always had a good working relationship with councillors and officials alike and look forward to getting stuck in again. I feel there is unfinished business for me to do and I am humbled and honoured to be here once again. I feel that I have grown up here, I have spent most of my working life as a councillor and now I’m back.”

Cllr Meenan also thanked those Councillors in the chamber who took time out to attend the event, especially as it was the only order of business.”

Cllr Corrigan: Scoil Phádraig Naofa Works Completed

 

 

Sinn Féin Councillor Edel Corrigan has welcomed the completion of vital safety works carried out at the Scoil Phádraig Naofa in kilcurry.

Cllr Corrigan said “the application for these safety measures was made and approved as far back as 2017. It has been almost three years but this weekend sees the completion of the works and when the children return on Monday it will be a much safer environment around the outside of the school for them.”

The delay in getting these works done according to Cllr Corrigan was that initially only two tenders were received for the work, both in excess of the funding allocation so the works were put on hold until a second round of tendering could be completed seeking a more reasonable quote.

Cllr Corrigan said “there are now ramps which will slow traffic down and crossing lights which will make drivers more aware of schoolchildren crossing.

“Anything that improves the safety of our children especially around school areas is to be welcomed. These works have been a long time coming but at long last they have been completed.”