Tom Crosby elected as new Cathaoirleach

Independent councillor Tom Crosby was elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council at Monday’s AGM, taking over the chain of office from outgoing Caithaoirleach Joe Murphy.

  Cllr. Crosby was proposed for the role by Cllr. John Cummins and seconded by Cllr. Laurence Fallon. There were no other candidates proposed. 

  Addressing Monday’s AGM, Cllr. Crosby said it was a “great privilege” to be elected to the chair for the fourth time.

  The new Caithaoirleach paid tribute to Cllr. Joe Murphy, who he said had done an “excellent job” in the past year.

  Cllr. Crosby added: “Despite the economic uncertainty, there are still many challenges and opportunities for this county”.

  He said issues such as job creation would be top of the agenda during his term and paid tribute to those involved in tourism in the county such as management and staff at Lough Key Forest Park and the Callery family at Strokestown Park House.

  Cllr. Crosby also highlighted issues such as dumping, Lough Funshinagh and projects such as the N5 bypass. 

  Independent Cllr. Laurence Fallon was elected Leas-Cathaoirleach after he was proposed by Cllr. John Keogh and seconded by Cllr. John Naughten. 


Full report in this week’s Roscommon People…