O'Sullivan replacement in County Hall to be decided in the new year

O'Sullivan replacement in County Hall to be decided in the new year
Fianna Fáil party leader Micheal Martin with newly elected TD from the recent By Election Pádraig O’Sullivan on the plinth at the Dáil. Photo: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

It won’t be known until the new year who will succeed newly-elected Fianna Fáil TD Pádraig O’Sullivan on Cork County Council.

The Little Island native, who lives in Glanmire, was a member of the Cobh LEA until his election to Dáil Éireann last weekend.

He spoke in the House for the first time on Thursday evening on the Joint Committee on Education and Skills’ report on their examination of school costs, school facilities, and teaching principals.

Deputy O’Sullivan told The Echo how his successor on the county council will be selected.

“Typically there’s a convention and the members of the Cobh Electoral Area - which includes people as far away as Whitechurch, Carrignavar, Glenville - will select a replacement. I would imagine that’ll be in the new year. It won’t come this side of Christmas,” Deputy O’Sullivan said.

“Any member can put their name forward. It’ll be advertised and there’s two weeks’ notice given typically to people to get nominations in, to put their name forward,” he added.

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