A lot of people have asked me what is Cathaoirleach! So....
"Cathaoirleach is the Irish word for Chairperson. The Chairperson of the County Council is an elected Member of the Council (County Councillor). At the Annual General Meeting of the Council each year the elected Members elect from amongst their number a person to be the Cathaoirleach for the succeeding twelve month period.
The holder of the office of Cathaoirleach of the County Council is deemed to be the First Citiz...en of the County. The Cathaoirleach presides over the Meetings of the County Council. In addition to that, the Cathaoirleach attends Ceremonial Functions and Official Opening Ceremonies. The Cathaoirleach is also the person who accords Civic Honours."
Hope that helps.
Thank you for all the good wishes as I start my year as Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council. I am extremely proud and honoured to be given this opportunity.