As expected, the agreement reached last week with James Horan to extend his tenure as senior county manager until 2015 was formally approved – unanimously according to @MayoGAA – at this evening’s County Board meeting. Amazingly, it was just under seven days ago that this whole will-he-won’t-he story first saw the light of day: it’s obviously not just in politics that a week may be deemed to be a long time. Thankfully, this particular week has ended in the right way, with the right man still in the hot seat.
There was, I know, a load of other stuff discussed at tonight’s County Board meeting but it’s too late in the evening to start into this now and, in any event, all the issues talked about will, no doubt, be covered in length by the local papers tomorrow. Those of you who don’t want to wait ’till then should check out @ColmGannon who has posted a number of excellent 140-character summaries of the main issues that came up at tonight’s meeting.