Doherty elected Leas Cathaoirleach

Cootehall based Fianna Fail Councillor and member of Boyle Municipal District Rachel Doherty has been elected Leas Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council.

The new Cathaoirleach is Councillor Orla Leyden from Castlecoote.

The election took place at the Local Authority AGM on Monday last.

The role of Cathaoirleach carries a salary of €20,000 while the Leas Cathaoirleach receives €4,000.

For many it was a case of “history repeating itself” on Monday as memories went back to a time when Rachel’s late father Sean Doherty and Orla’s father Terry Leyden also served together as members of Roscommon County Council.

(Pic: Roscommon Co Co)





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