3rd June 2014
By David O’Sullivan
The only places in Ireland to have a Mayor are now City’s and County’s. Town’s do not have Mayor’s anymore.
That’s because TOwn Councils, and hence their Mayors were abolished on June 1st.
There used to be 80 Town Councils across the Country including 12 in Cork.
Now, a County Cork town which has elected it’s own “Community Mayor” wants to encourage other Towns affected by the abolition of Town Councils to do the same.
In Clonakilty the local Dúchas Heritage Group oversaw the election of an unpaid. voluntary, non-political “Community Mayor”
Five people were elected, and the office will rotate.
David O’Sullivan has this audio report:
Mayoral Council arrives
New Mayor makes first speech
National anthem is played