Monaghan’s outgoing Councillor Padraig McNally believes that this week will present mixed emotions. Councillor McNally announced in late 2018 that he wouldn’t be seeking nomination to contest the upcoming elections after 34 years representing the people of Carrickamacross.
He is 1 of 4 councillors retiring from local government in the region, with Paddy Smith, Paddy O’Reilly, and Fergal Curtain all leaving in Cavan. He was first elected to the council at 21, following his father into politics, and together the McNally family have been involved in local government for 60 consecutive years.
Speaking on the Wider View he spoke about the development of the Civic Offices and Library being a project he was particularly proud of, and he also highlighted the work he hopes will be done in his absence;