CONCERNS about roads and infrastructure will be placed on the slow burner for the Deputy CEO of Kerry County Council – but only for four days and nights – as he will be more preoccupied with style and substance in his capacity as an adjudicator for this year’s Rose of Tralee competition.
Charlie O’Sullivan has a remarkably demanding day job in his capacity as Director of Services Operations, Safety and Infrastructure with the local authority but he can look forward to a brief respite as he meets and greets young ladies from all over the world who have set their sights on becoming Rose of Tralee later this month.
The second in command to Council Chief Executive Moira Murrell, Charlie is a native of Cork and prior to joining Kerry County Council in July 2000, he worked as an engineer with local authorities in Kildare, Carlow, Laois and Dublin in the areas of road construction, road design and sanitary services.
A graduate of UCC and Trinity College Dublin, Charlie has held a number of senior positions in Kerry County Council and he is regarded as very capable and progressive public official. He is married to Mary and they have two daughters.
Joining Charlie on this year’s Rose adjudication panel will be broadcaster Mary Kennedy who will take up responsibility for selecting the new Rose for the 12th year and her eighth as chairperson, 2003 Rose of Tralee and now mum of four, Orla Fitzpatrick from Dublin and John O’Shea who will represent sponsors Tipperary Crystal.
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