Cllr Carey Elected Chair of Clondalkin Area Committee

Mark Ward William Carey

Cllr William Carey has expressed his delight recently being elected to the position of Area Chair for the Clondalkin area committee. The Clondalkin Councillor was speaking after the SDCC annual general meeting (AGM) which was held at county hall recently.. Cllr Carey added that he was delighted that his fellow councillors had placed their trust in him for the coming year. Councillor Carey also welcomed the election of Emma Murphy FF as Mayor and Joanna Tuffy as deputy mayor. Cllr Carey added that whilst he had abstained in the vote for mayor he was pleased for Cllr Murphy and her family as she was chosen to represent the county as first citizen.

Cllr Carey continued by saying he wants to reach out to young people in the community and to bring forward their concerns and thoughts for the coming year. Cllr Carey has stated that he intends to bring forward  at least one motion per meeting dealing with matters relating to young people in the constituency. Cllr Carey also said he would be making a special effort to engage with constituents in the four districts of Newcastle, Rathcoole, Saggart and Brittas which often feel on the periphery of the constituency. In the past some people have expressed their confusion at not knowing whish LEA they are part of. I have already put down a motion to the next OP&F meeting calling for a change in the name of the local electoral area (LEA) to “Clondalkin & Four districts area committee” and look forward to making sure that the four districts feel they have a place to bring their concerns. Cllr Carey finished by thanking previous chairpersons in the roll for the work they had carried out and said they had all set a bench-mark for him to live up to.

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