Councillor Tom Mulhall retires from Laois politics
Fine Gael Councillor Tom Mulhall has announced his retirement from local politics on health grounds. The Emo native had served on Laois County Council for over a decade. His track record was distinguished by his incredible work ethic and the concern he had for his fellow constituents in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Electoral Area.
The sense of sadness at the news amongst all Tom’s colleagues on Laois County Council was very evident. Indeed both his party colleagues and his erstwhile opponents from across all parties were fulsome in their praise of Councillor Mulhall and his record of service to the people of his electoral area and Laois. As recently as 2016-17 Mr. Mulhall had achieved the highest position available in local Laois politics when he served with distinction as Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council.
On Facebook Portarlington-based Sinn Fein Councillor Aidan Mullins had this to say at the news:
“I’m sad to hear that Cllr. Tom Mulhall, Emo, has resigned from the Council on health grounds. This had to be an extremely difficult decision for Tom and his family. Tom was one of the hardest working members of the Council and he enjoyed the cut and thrust of local politics.
I wish Tom well and hope he makes a full recovery
As my colleague Cllr. Tom Mulhall resigns his seat on @laoiscouncil today, on health grounds, I want to acknowledge his public service to the people of #Laois since 2009. I was proud to work closely with Tom in Laois, Wishing him & his family health & happiness in his retirement. pic.twitter.com/Iw0uAi3dmy
— Martin Heydon (@martinheydonfg) January 22, 2021
Happy retirement Tom, you’ve served your community with distinction.
— Andrew Doyle (@AndrewTDoyle) January 22, 2021