Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
The Spring like weather continues and the golden daffodils showing up all over the place are helping to put a little spring in our step as we make our way through 2019. I just saw a little line in something that I was reading that said that 10% accounts for what happens to us and 90% accounts for how we handle it. So let us be positive in our approach to the future.
The AGM of the Community Council was held on Tuesday night at the Wallis Arms Hotel. It was very well attended with many items up for discussion. The Treasurers report was very encouraging showing the healthy state that the Community Council is in financially, copies can be got on request from any member. Plans for the future include upgrading of the adult gym, the creche, and other amenities in that area. Garda Paul Lynch attended and he gave a detailed account of things around the area from a garda point of view. He complimented the Council on the great work that they are doing, thanked Dan Collins and Michele O’Keeffe for their great work in taking care of the Personal Alarms project and Marie Twomey and Pat Murphy who take care of the Text Alert scheme. In return the chairman Noel Buckley thanked Garda Paul for his contribution to the meeting adding that the Garda presence around the town is deeply appreciated as well as around the schools, meeting the children and parent ,also at funeral times and keeping a welcome eye on things in general. Garda Paul oversaw the election of officers. The committee was re-elected in block, in the interest of the continuation of the many projects that they are engaged in at the moment. A Non-national man, with a business in the town was welcomed into the Community Council at the AGM.