News — 15 May 2013
Local historian Noel French has been co-opted to Trim Town Council to fill the seat left vacant by Willie Fay, who resigned in February due to work commitments.
Mr French, who is Director of the Meath Heritage Centre and President of Trim Chamber of Commerce, was chosen by the Trim Fine Gael branch to fill the vacancy at a convention on Monday evening.

Mr French said he was delighted and honoured to represent the people of Trim on the town council. He paid tribute to the other contestant, John Tobin, who he said was a very good candidate.

Mr French has been living in Trim for the past 25 years and previously lived in Athboy and Drogheda. As Director of the Meath Heritage Centre in Trim, he has worked for the good of socially and economically disadvantaged people and Mr French said the provision of training and creation of employment have been long term priorities for him.

He has also been editor of Focus on Trim for 20 years.

Mr French holds a MA in Local Studies from NUI Maynooth and holds a Diploma in Dairy Science from University College Cork. He grew up in a farming family and worked in the agri-food business for a number of years.

Mr French thanked all branch members for their support. He said he looked forward to working with the other councillors on the Council for the good of the town.

Source: Meath Chronicle

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