Naas councillor Bracken set to leave

Rioghnagh Bracken. Pic: Tony Keane.
Naas Town Council is to lose a second member in as many months.

Naas Town Council is to lose a second member in as many months.

Cllr. Rioghnagh Bracken, who was first elected to the local authority in 2009, has indicated her intention to stand down before the next local elections in May 2014.

Naas Town Council, along with town councils throughout the State, is to be abolished at the next elections and replaced by municipal councils, which will form part of an enlarged Kildare County Council.

Cllr. Bracken was elected on the 8th count as an independent in ‘09.

Cllr. Bracken, whose late mother Evelyn was a Naas councillor for many years, is active in a number of local organisations, principally Naas Tidy Towns and Naas GAA Club.

She is also a practising solicitor, based in Clane and she is married to Stephen O’Brien, a journalist with The Sunday Times.

She told the Leader that all of her tasks as a councillor will be completed before she leaves.

In September, Fine Gael councillor Alan O’Kelly resigned citing work and family commitments.

- Paul O’Meara