The first lady in local Government
WOMEN are now reaching for the top in all sorts of professions, whether in business or public life and administration, and Mary Robinson is the woman President of Ireland.
In the area of local Government administration, Bernadette Kinsella from Rathdrum is making her own contribution. She may not be the only Town Clerk in Ireland who is a lady, but she is the first to become a TC in a Borough Corporation.
Last week, Bernadette Kinsella, Prospect House, Rathdrum, returned to her native South Wicklow area in her official capacity of Town Clerk of Clonmel Corporation to attend an environmental seminar in Arklow.
Having sat the Leaving Certificate Examination at St Mary’s College, Arklow, Bernadette started her career in local Government with Wicklow County Council in 1976 as a clerk typist, moving to Ennis and Clare County Council in 1983 as a staff officer.
She is the daughter of Mrs Eileen Kinsella, Prospect House, and the late Arthur Kinsella.