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Press Statement by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD


Taoiseach Enda Kenny has nominated Ms Hildegarde Naughton to fill the vacancy in the membership of Seanad Eireann caused by the resignation of Martin McAleese.

Ms Naughton, who is a primary teacher, has served as a member of Galway City Council since 2009, and was mayor of the city in 2011/2012.

Commenting on his decision, the Taoiseach said:

"Throughout her political career to date, Hildegarde Naughton has been a very capable and committed representative of the people of Galway. She will be a very constructive and successful member of the Seanad and I wish her well in her new role."