Tom’s return to public office widely welcomed
LISTOWEL was delighted to see one of its own taking over from another highly-regarded local as Tom Barry was co-opted on Monday onto the County Council seat vacated by his colleague Dianne Nolan.
It represents a return to public office for the Sinn Féin member as Tom was previously a town councillor for Listowel up until the municipal authority was scrapped at the time of the last local elections.
In his time as town councillor, Tom Barry performed very successfully and his co-option was seen as a shrewd move by Sinn Féin in the Listowel Municipal District, where the regard in which he is held and his organising abilities on behalf of the party will be crucial to future campaigns.
Cllr Barry replaced Dianne Nolan as she stepped down due to employment commitments taking her up country.
Cllr Barry was welcomed to the council by Mayor John Sheahan and councillors from all parties as well as Council Chief Executive Moira Murrell and senior management. The father-of-three, married to wife Trevanne, lives in Feale Drive and works with Kerry Ingredients.
Sinn Féin’s Tom Barry who marked his return to elected office on Monday, taking over Dianne Nolan’s vacated County Council seat in the Listowel Municipal Area.