Fine Gael Councillor Joe Fox was elected cathaoirleach of the new Trim Municipal District Council, while Cllr Noel French (FG) was elected leas-cathaoirleach at the first meeting of the new body.
The six newly elected councillors-Joe Fox, Noel French and Enda Flynn of Fine Gael, Sinn Féin’s Caroline Lynch, independent Trevor Golden and Fianna Fail’s Ronan McKenna- met for the first time this afternoon at the Trim Civic Offices at Mornington House.
Cllr Fox was proposed and seconded as cathaoirleach by party colleagues Cllr French and Cllr Flynn and was elected unopposed. Cllr Golden was proposed by Cllr Ronan McKenna for the role but this nomination was not seconded.
Cllr Fox said it was a “great honour” to be elected as the first chairperson of the municipal authority and said it was a “historic day”. He said his grandfather had been a member of Meath County Council in the 20s and 30s.
Cllr Noel French was the only nomination for the role of leas-cathaoirleach and was elected unopposed.
It was agreed that the monthly meetings of Trim Muncipal District Council would take place on the third Friday of the month.