Large Crowd Gathers for Tipperary Constituency Branch AGM and elect a strong new look committee in Fethard
This past Saturday, 22nd of November, Labour Tipperary held its annual AGM after a hugely successful workshop to restructure and reorganise the constituency branch from the County where the party was formed.
Fethard played host to what turned out to be a hugely energetic and highly energised meeting which gathered party members from all over the county.
The workshop prior to the AGM was a highly professional, and engaging, meeting of the large group which highlighted some of the key changes that the constituency branch had been pushing for and will now be working on into the future and was very well received by those in attendance, several remarking on the need for more regular workshops and closer communication with people from the Premier County. Huge credit to the organisers and the support they received from the party head office, Alan Kelly’s office staff, Liam Hayes and the Fethard Community Hall organisers.
The AGM that followed was a major success and highlighted the ability of the constituency branch and its members to shown professionalism and dedication.
In attendance, Senator Denis Landy, spoke of the work done in turning around the economy from days where we worried if we could withdraw cash from the ATM the following morning to today where we are the fastest growing economy in Europe. Senator Landy also spoke of his dedication to the party and how the attendance was a huge credit to the membership and organisers.
Minister Alan Kelly congratulated Councillor Fiona Bonfield on her election and subsequent work, Minister Kelly asked for the membership to remember all those that had passed away and gave a rousing speech on the branch and party’s dedication to core values and the need for focus and commitment with the togetherness the branch had shown.
Outgoing Chairman, Liam Hayes, who had decided not to stand for re-election, spoke to the members about the many years’ with the party and thanked everyone for their commitment and hard work and support. Liam was unanimously elected to be the branch representative to the party central council during the voting.
The AGM saw the election of a new, highly energised committee, marked by those with a commitment to change and hard work.
First elected on the day was Adrian Gleeson of Newport as Constituency Branch Chairman. Adrian spoke about his commitment to the branch and party, the need for stronger organisation and hard work and how he would bring all area’s and branches of Tipperary together.
Below is a list of those elected to the executive committee and subcommittees of the Constituency:
Chairperson: Adrian Gleeson
Vice Chairperson: Daniel Murray
Secretary: Adrian Hurley
Assistant Secretary: Tara Moriarty
Treasurer: Darren Hogan
PRO: Stephen Glynn
Women’s Officer: Maureen Walsh
Equality Officer Thomas Ryan
Central Council Representative: Liam Hayes
Thomas Ryan & Maureen Walsh
Charlie McGee & Daniel Murray
Constituency Organiser: Liam Gleeson
Youth Officer: Robert O’Donnell
Campaign Organiser: Karen Eastwood
The branch wishes all those elected the best of luck over the next year and congratulations on your election.
If anyone wishes to contact the constituency Executive committee, they can do so at the following email addresses:
Chairman, Adrian Gleeson – [email protected]
For any info or correspondence – Secretary, Adrian Hurley – [email protected]
For any media queries or to organise interviews, etc. – P.R.O. Stephen Glynn – [email protected]
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