IT was a day of mixed emotions for the Anglim family on Monday as Michéal Anglim was co-opted into the Fianna Fáil seat left vacant by the death of his father Michael in January.
Cllr Siobhán Ambrose said it gave her great pleasure to propose Michéal Anglim to fill the seat of his late father, who served as a member of South Tipperary County Council since 1991. Michael Anglim also served as party whip of the Fianna Fáil party in South Tipperary before his death. “Michéal is very active in the community, particularly in charity, and will represent the people of the Cahir area to the highest standards,” said Cllr Ambrose.
Seconding the motion, Cllr Joe Donovan said he was delighted Michéal had decided to take his father’s seat. “It’s nice to see the name continued, especially since his father was so popular with all the people and officials.” Cllr Anglim told the Chamber he has “big shoes to fill.” “It’s an emotional day. He (Michael) loved the Council, and worked well with everybody. I will do my level best to do the same. I will do my best.”
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.