Dolores becomes second ever female chair of Louth County Council

Fine Gael councillor Dolores Minogue has been elected as the new chair of Louth County Council. The Ardee councillor was elected as chairperson last Monday at the Louth County Council AGM and in doing so she becomes just the second female to take the position since the first elections were held in 1899.
Dolores follows in the footsteps of Jacqui McConville who held the role as chairperson for Fianna Fail in 2002 and 2003. The Ardee councillor was first elected to Louth County Council in 2009 and speaking on Thursday she admitted it was a huge honour to be elected as chairperson for the next twelve months.
“It is a great honour and a privilege for me to be elected as chairperson in Louth County Council and I look forward to the year ahead,” stated Dolores. “I’m very proud that I have become just the second female since 1899 to assume this position and I think it’s a good thing that women are being given voices at the table in politics. When big decisions are being made women should be equal at the table and there should always be a fair balance. I think sometimes women might see things in a way men may not and vice versa.
“I’ve been proud to represent the people of County Louth as a councillor since 2009 and I think we have seen some excellent progress around the county with regards to various schemes and grants which have helped improve our towns and villages. Things like the Town and Village scheme have been a huge success and we have got funding for major projects like the Ardee Bypass which will be of huge benefit to the county.
“As chairperson I will continue to work very hard for everybody behind the scenes and I suppose the big push over the next few months will be to help people get back to work and back to some kind of normality following the COVID19 pandemic.,” concluded Dolores.

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