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Philip Brady Elected Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council

Councillor Philip Brady has been elected Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council for the coming year. The Fianna Fáil councillor, who represents the Ballyjamesduff Municipal District, succeeds Cllr John Paul Feeley in the role.

Cllr Carmel Brady will take on the role of Leas-Chathaoirleach.

First elected to Cavan County Council in 2014, Philip runs a sports retail business in Cavan Town, and is the current Chair of the Climate and Biodiversity Action, and Environment Strategic Policy Committee. He is married to Hazel and has two children, Tom and Rian. His father Danny, served on Cavan County Council previously and twice held the role of Cathaoirleach, most recently in 2001-02.

Speaking following his election, Cllr Brady spoke of his great pride and honour in being elected as Cathaoirleach, “I look forward to the many opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for me in the coming year, and I hope to represent this great county of ours with dignity and honour for the next twelve months.”

Cllr Brady outlined climate change, affordable housing, the maintenance of the road network, and mental health services as among the issues he intended to highlight during his term of office.

Congratulating Cllr Brady, Chief Executive of Cavan County Council Tommy Ryan assured him of the full support of the management and staff of the council, saying, “it is a very important role. As Cathaoirleach, you are the first citizen of the county. You’re an ambassador for the county, you represent the people of Cavan, and there’s a statutory role as well as a ceremonial role. It’s challenging but very rewarding.”

Source: Cavan County Council

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