NEW KERRY MAYOR: Cllr Niall Kelleher has today been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council and will serve in the role for the 2019-2020 term. Photo: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus LTD

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By Michelle Crean

Cllr Niall Kelleher has today been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council and will serve in the role for the 2019-2020 term.

He is the 64th person to occupy the chairperson’s role since the Council was established in 1899.

Cllr Kelleher has been a member of Kerry County Council since 2014 and represents the Killarney Local Electoral Area.

He has been chairman of the Kerry Joint Policing Committee and chairman of the Local Community Development Committee during the term of the last Council.

The 33-year-old father of three is a native of Rathmore and now lives at Knockanes, Headford, Killarney.

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