9th September 2014
By Bryan Smyth
The new head of Cork City Council has attended her first full public Council meeting.
Ann Doherty is the new “chief executive” of the council, a role previously referred to as “City Manager”,
she is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the council.
The “chief executive” has responsibility for 1,200 staff, and an annual budget of 165 million euro.
Ms Doherty is originally from Limerick but has been living in Kinsale with her family for almost 20 years.
Her previous position was chief executive of the Limerick Hospitals Group.
Back in July some Councillors from the Anti Austerity Alliance said that salary for the role of Cork City Council “chief executive” was “obscenely high”
at 143 thousand euro a year, but last night no Councillor from any party mentioned the salary, and there was a consensus that the new office holder should be given time to become familiar with the role.
Ann Doherty spoke with TheCork.ie after last nights lengthy council meeting in City Hall