VETERAN Fine Gael politician Cllr Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald was today elected Cathaoirleach of the Castleisland-Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District.
The annual meeting was held at Pobalscoil Chorcha Dhuibhne in Dingle.
Cllr Fitzgerald is a former Mayor of Kerry and was first elected to Kerry County Council in 1999.
A former general election candidate in the old Kerry South constituency, he assumes the chairmanship from Cllr Breandán Fitzgerald of Fianna Fáil who was the first cathaoirleach of the municipal district which was newly created following the 2019 local elections.
Cllr Fitzgerald said it was a challenging time for everyone during the current public health emergency but he looked forward to working with colleagues and the people of the municipal district to rebuild the local economy and support communities in the months ahead.
He welcomed efforts to promote Kerry as a safe destination for visitors with the training of 4,000 staff underway as well as other measures to support businesses and the tourism industry through the current challenges.
Cllr Fitzgerald, who is a farmer, said he would work with colleagues and management to progress projects across the municipal district.
Cllr Bobby O’Connell from Castleisland was elected Leas-Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District.
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