Fine Gael’s Cllr Larry Bannon was elected mayor of Co Longford at local authority headquarters in the county town last night.
The local area representative in the Legan area has been part of the local political arena for the last 10 years, and his victory became an historic occasion on the night.
Mayor Bannon is the brother of Deputy James Bannon who also served as Longford Co Mayor prior to his election to Dáil Eireann. As a result, the newly elected mayor is one of two brothers who are the first in the county to both hold the prestigious office of County Mayor. For more details, check out next week’s Longford Leader.