Colette Connolly elected Mayor of Galway City Council

Cllr Colette Connolly is the new elected Mayor of the Galway City Council.

Cllr Peter Keane was also proposed at Friday afternoon’s meeting in Leisureland.

Ms Connolly won the vote of the 18 elected members by 11-7.

Described by her proposer Cllr Terry O'Flaherty as a 'true Galwegian, Mayor Connolly commented it was an 'honour and a privilege' to earn the role.

"I look forward to working with you all to make Galway a better place," Mayor Connolly said. "I'd like to thank the outgoing Mayor Mike Cubbard for his hard work and diligence during the last year.

"Galway remains an extremely attractive city to live and work in. I'd like to acknowledge Galway is a bi-lingual city, from a cultural and historic perspective it remains very important."

Mayor Connolly highlighted her willingness to work with primary and secondary schools in Galway during her tenure.

"We've had an extremely difficult year," she added. "It has been a sad and lonely year for many of our citizens.

"I will do my best to work with you all and the executive of the Galway City Council."

Cllr Martina O'Connor was elected unopposed as Deputy Mayor of the Galway City Council.

"I will keep to character, to say less and do more," the Deputy Mayor said.

"Pauline O'Reilly has inspired me and our party. I intend to offer every support to Mayor Connolly, to carry out the role with the care and dignity it deserves."


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