West Wicklow Elects its first ever female Cathaoirleach

History was made on Monday, as Cllr Avril Cronin was elected as the first ever female Cathaoirleach of the Baltinglass Municipal District.

Speaking on her election, Cllr Cronin said, “I am thrilled to take up the role as Cathaoirleach of the Baltinglass Municipal District today.  I will use this year to ensure that we have a strong voice at County level and ensure that strong voice is heard”

“I firmly believe that you only become involved in politics if you have a passion for it. My passion is politics and I take great pride in my community. I am very proud of West Wicklow and the communities within the district that I represent. ”, said Cronin.

 Cronin continued, “I look forward to the year ahead and will carry out my duties as Cathaoirleach with great pride and dignity and will ensure that I represent the people of West Wicklow to the best of my ability.”

Speaking on being the first female elected to the role, Cronin said, “I hope that I can encourage younger people to get involved in politics and more importantly encourage more female participation in politics”. I feel very proud to be the first ever female councillor to be elected to the district and today, becoming the first female Cathaoirleach”.

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