The inaugural AGM of the county Tipperary Constituency Council of the Labour Party was held in the Horse and Jockey Hotel on Thursday night last. The meeting was attended by 63 delegates drawn from all over the county including Minister Alan Kelly T.D., Phil. Prendergast M.E.P. and Sen. Denis Landy along with Town and County Councillors.
The elected officers on the night were nominated by members of the party and the officerships were distributed evenly to both former constituencies. In attendance were Minister Alan Kelly, MEP Phil Prendergast and Senator Denis Landy. Chair of the AGM was Brian McDowell, National Organiser for the Labour Party.
The members expressed their confidence in their local representatives, while pointing out quite clearly that they expected a change in direction at the top of the party.
Officers for the new Tipperary labour Branch were nominated by members of both former branches. Newly elected officers were, Chairperson Liam Hayes, Vice Chairperson Liam Gleeson, Secretary Tara Moriarty, Assistant Secretary Michelle Cooney, Treasurers Paddy Tiernan and Darren Hogan, Youth Officers Sarah Dunne and Michael O Connor, Women’s Officer Noreen Kennedy and Equality Officer John Whelan.