Hopkins defeated

Roscommon Fine Gael Councillor and former Mayor Charlie Hopkins  has lost his bid to become the Chair of the Western Regional Health Forum. He was defeated by 22 votes to 11 at this week’s meeting of the Forum, which was held in Galway. Joe Hennessy, who is a Tipperary Cllr. and also a medical practitioner, takes over as Chair with Donegal Councillor, Ciaran Brogan, assuming the position of Vice Chairperson.   The Health Services Forum has 40 members, with nine counties represented, including  Roscommon, Leitrim, Mayo and Galway.