Enniscorthy & District Chamber AGM


Margot Banville-Hogan, Maree Lyng, Michael O’Leary and Jimmy Gahan.

Maree Lyng was re-appointed as President of Enniscorthy and District Chamber for a second term at the recent AGM. She was returned unopposed, as was Vice-President, Slaney Street auctioneer Michael O’Leary.

Ms Lyng’s re-appointment comes as the Chamber is actively engaged in a number of major developments for the town including the bypass, the Templeshannon regeneration programme, the business and technology park and the flood defence scheme.

In her address to the members, Ms. Lyng assured those present of her continued support and leadership for all projects planned and designed for the betterment of Enniscorthy and said the Chamber would continue to use its influence in helping to bring to fruition the work already underway or planned for the town.

‘A lot done but more to do’ was the theme of President Lyng’s address during which she detailed the work of the Chamber over the past 12 months before outlining her vision for the year ahead. It contained any number of achievable objectives, all of which President Lyng was satisfied could and would be achieved with the support and co-operation of members.

Chamber secretary Margot Banville-Hogan received a special presentation from Maree Lyng and Michael O’Leary to mark her retirement from the position.

Two long serving Directors of the Chamber, Dan Kickham, a founding member, and P. J. D’Arcy did not seek re-election to the Board and both were the recipients of warm tributes from Board colleagues and Chamber members. Their replacements are Michael Bennett and Eric Barron, both former Presidents and both of whom were unanimously elected in view of their years of experience as office holders within the Chamber. Recording Secretary Margo Hogan, another long serving member, also stepped down at Wednesday night’s annual meeting amid warm tributes from all present and ‘ her position will be filled by the Board in due course’.

A detailed financial report by Company Secretary Eugene Doyle showed the Chamber to be in a sound financial position, thanks, he said, to Chamber Treasurer Connie Doyle whose work in ‘ keeping the books’ was exceptional, he said. Ms. Doyle was returned unopposed as Treasurer for another year, while Sheil-Kinnear Accountants, were re-appointed Auditors.

Newly appointed Development Officer, Jimmy Gahan gave a detailed report of his efforts on behalf of the Chamber to date and outlined his plans to improve the profile of the Chamber and its involvement in activities consistent with its image as the representative body of the business community in Enniscorthy.