Eileen Tully, the new Leas Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council, is welcomed by Cathaoirleach Liam Reilly and Chief Executive Joan Martin.
Baltray woman Eileen Tully was co-opted on to Louth County Council on Monday to fill the vacancy in the Drogheda Urban area created by the recent death of her husband Oliver who had served on the Council for many years.
Council Cathaoirleach Liam Reilly welcomed the new Councillor to the Council chamber at City Hall in Dundalk saying that it must be an emotional day for her to be taking the seat that her husband had retained just a few weeks before his sudden death in July.
Council CEO Joan Martin said it was incredibly sad circumstances but said she was delighted to welcome Eileen the Council.
“He will be fondly remembered by the Councillors and staff at Louth County Council” he said.
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Within minutes of becoming a Councillor Eileen was also unanimously selected to replace Oliver as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Council.
It didn’t stop there either because Eileen went on be selected to represent the Council on the Louth Meath Education & Training Board and also the Local Authority Members Association, the Rural Water Monitoring Committee and the Local Community Development Committee. All of positions that had formerly been held by Oliver.