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Youghal’s Mary Linehan Foley to become County Mayor

Youghal-based Councillor Mary Linehan Foley is expected to be elected the next County Mayor on Friday.

Fianna Fáil’s Christopher O’Sullivan was elected to the position 12 months ago but was replaced by his colleague Ian Doyle in February when he was elected to the Dáil.

Ms Linehan Foley will take up the chain of office at the council AGM on Friday under the agreed terms of a pact between members.

Councillor Linehan Foley had been the Mayor of Youghal on three occasions before Town Councils were abolished and she was also the first woman to hold the position.

The Councillor was originally a Fianna Fáil representative but left the party in 2014 after she was overlooked for a party nomination in the local elections.

Elected to Youghal Town Council in 1999, Ms Linehan Foley has a long time involvement with politics as her father was a public representative for 43 years.

The mother of five is known to have a strong ethos for hard work, respect and representing those who are not being heard.

From EchoLive