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Councillor Nicholas Crossan appointed as President of AILG

Buncrana native, Councillor Nicholas Crossan has been elected President of the Association of Irish Local Government.

The Donegal County Councillor is the first Independent elected member to hold the position of AILG President and follows in the footstep’s of Cllr. Mary Hoade, who served as President of the AILG for the last twelve months. Joining Councillor Crossan at the helm is Councillor Nick Killian who was voted Vice President at yesterdays Annual General Meeting.

Cllr. Crossan stated that it is a tremendous honour to accept the office of President of the AILG and vowed to continue to work on behalf of its members. Addressing the AGM after his election, Cllr. Crossan said; “As Councillors, we have a long history and involvement in local government and I have great respect for the contribution of the elected members in our democratic local government system. I will continue to ensure that the voice of the Councillor remains to the forefront on local government issues at all times.”

Cllr. Crossan continued “I am delighted to be elected National President of the AILG. The AILG acts as a networking, policy development and training resource for the elected members who serve the public in a variety of local government settings ranging from urban to suburban and rural. One of the aims of the AILG is to ensure that the contributions of Ireland’s democratically elected councillors are represented in Government Departments and throughout the full range of state agencies.”



The Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) is the primary body representing the democratically elected members and their member local authority. It is a networking, policy development and training resource for the elected members of Ireland’s thirty-one county and city councils.

For further information please contact

Elaine Lynch (AILG Communications Officer) / Tel: 087-3470274


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