Willie Kavanagh is co-opted onto Browne's council seat
Publican Willie Kavanagh was co-opted onto Wexford County Council last Tuesday.
Mr Kavanagh was co-opted without opposition onto the seat left vacant by the newly elected TD James Browne.
Cllr Barbara Anne Murphy proposed that Mr Kavanagh should fill the seat saying he was a long standing member of the Fianna Fail party and a long standing worker in Olyegate. She said that prior to that he was a good worker in Clohamon.
Cllr Joe O'Sullivan seconded the proposal saying Mr Kavanagh had finally arrived at the summit.
With no other nominations Mr Kavanagh was co-opted.
Speaking after his co-option Cllr Kavanagh said that he was looking forward to working with all the councillors.
Director of Services John Carley welcomed Cllr Kavanagh on board and said it was an auspicious day for the Kavanagh family.
Cllr Paddy Kavanagh congratulated Cllr Kavanagh, his wife Catherine, his son Mark and his grandchildren. 'I know you're knocking on the door a long time and this is long overdue.'
Cllr Ger Carty wished him well on his co-option while Cllr Robbie Ireton said that sometimes they might not see eye to eye but said that they all wanted the same thing for Wexford and said he looked forward to working with him.
Cllr Johnny Mythen agreed saying that the common goal was the good of Wexford while Cllr Deirdre Wadding said they would have many differences but welcomed him on board.
Cllr Keith Doyle said Cllr Kavanagh was 'knocking on the door a long time' and said he wouldn't have to drop into Cllr Kavanagh's pub after meetings to keep him up to date.