The first lady in lo­cal Gov­ern­ment

De­cem­ber 1993

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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