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New Green party Councillor for Kilkenny

Maria Dollard was selected to replace Malcolm Noonan on the council

The Green party in Kilkenny has chosen a replacement for Malcolm Noonan on Kilkenny County council.

Local advocate and disability rights campaigner Maria Dollard has been selected by members locally for co-option onto the local authority.

She was one of three in contention at a selection convention last night and was the successful candidate ahead of Sadbh O’ Neill and founder of Kilkenny Young Greens Sean Dalton Gordon.

A special meeting of the council will be held on Monday next at 5pm at which Maria will be formally co-opted once she has been ratified this week by the national executive of the Green party.