JK Onwumereh of Fianna Fail has been co-opted by the members of Fingal County Council to replace the late councillor Freddie Cooper who passed away in June.
He will represent the Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart Local Electoral Area.
Councillor Onwumereh was proposed by councillor Howard Mahony and seconded by councillor Darragh Butler at this evening’s monthly meeting of the council.
The new councillor was welcomed to the Council by the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh, and the Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly as well as councillor Kieran Dennison, councillor Mary McCamley, councillor Natalie Treacy, councillor Daniel Whooley, councillor Tom Kitt and councillor Jimmy Guerin.
Onwumereh said in a statement: “I hope to build on the great work that Freddie was doing for the area with hard work and dedication.”
Councillor Onwumereh was also appointed to the Community Development, Heritage, Culture and Creativity Strategic Policy Committee; the Joint Fingal and South Dublin Liffey Valley Management Advisory Committee; the Joint Policing Committee; Hansfield SDZ; and the County Heritage Forum.
Councillor Cathal Boland (Independent) was appointed to represent Fingal County Council at the Airport Regions Conference.