All of the members of Kilkenny county council now have the power to grant a Civic Honour.
Members were split down the middle when it came to a vote on the matter at yesterday’s monthly meeting.
So it was down to the Cathaoirleach David Fitzgerald’s casting vote to carry the proposal.
He told KCLR afterwards what it will mean:
“We adopted a protocal to allow people in the Piltown Electoral District and people in the Castlecomer Electoral District to be granted Civic Honours.
“It’s an important decision but I have to say that I was very surprised that four members – two from the Castlecomer District and two from the Piltown District – actually voted against it.”