Tom’s re­turn to public of­fice widely wel­comed

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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