Due to health problems, Sinn Fein Councillor Micheal Dunne has resigned from Athy Town Council with immediate effect.
Cllr Dunne, who filled the seat of the late SF Cllr Paddy Wright, is stepping down on the advice of his doctor.
“On the death of my late colleague Cll. Paddy Wright, I was the only Sinn Féin member in Athy to take up the baton and fill his seat,” he said.
“I have since helped to grow the organisation in Athy and there will be no problem finding someone to take my place and I wish that person my very best wishes on Athy Town Council.
“I would like to thank my fellow councillors for their advice and robust debates over the last couple of years.
I would also like to thank the office and outdoor staff of the Council whom I have found to be courteous and helpful at all times in my dealings with them. Last but not least, I would to thank the officials; Mr Joe Boland, Mr Brian O’Gorman and Mr Diarmuid O’Donoghue for their help and generosity of spirit which I needed to carry out my functions on the Council.”