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Cathal Rasmussen agreed as co-opted nominee to fill Mulvihill Snr’s Cork County Council shoes

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Sean Sherlock TD, Cathal Rasmussen and Michael McCarthy TD at the co-option nominee agreement in Cobh last Friday night.- Photo Mike Bardsley

Sean Sherlock TD, Cathal Rasmussen and Michael McCarthy TD at the co-option nominee agreement in Cobh last Friday night.- Photo Mike Bardsley

Cobhman Cathal Rasmussen has been chosen to take over and fill the vacant Cork County Council Labour Party seat left by the recent retirement of John Mulvihill Snr. Speaking at the co-opting event in Cobh last week Mr Rassmssen said ” I’m very honoured to at being chosen to as the co-opted nominee to replace John Mulvihill Snr as a Labour representative on Cork County Council. John has worked hard for many years for the greater good of the people of Cobh and I would like to thank him for all his efforts over so many years. He’s left very big shoes to fill and I hope to continue his fine work in the years ahead.”

 
Mr Rasmussen who will officially take over after next Monday’s Cork County Council meeting, has worked as a community activist in Cobh for over thirty five years and it all started when he began with Roof Junior Vincent de Paul. After a lengthy spell there he joined Chill On The Hill and is now current chair of the board. ”Throughout the years I’ve been involved in many local organisations and sporting club committees and have been privilaged to work with some terrifically talented people along the way. Cobh is a beautiful town,  but like so many others, it’s been badly hit with mass unemployment over time. We now need to look to our strengths as a community to ensure that we continue to provide jobs for all our people
 Labour TD Sean Sherlock, Cathal Rasmussen, John Mulvihill Snr and Mayor of Cobh John Mulvihill Jnr at the co-option nominee agreement of Cathal Rasmussen Photo Mike Bardsley

Labour TD Sean Sherlock, Cathal Rasmussen, John Mulvihill Snr and Mayor of Cobh John Mulvihill Jnr at the co-option nominee agreement of Cathal Rasmussen Photo Mike Bardsley

 
”Tourism is a huge part of this process and Cobh can be very proud of all the efforts of so many to help attract visitors to the town. But I believe the work has only started and with the plans for Spike Island and the development at the former Irish Ispat plant Cobh has a bright future. The issue of the Fota Road is ongoing and needs to be addressed to attract businesses, industry and visitors alike. Free Parking and support for local businesses is something that also needs more discussion” he added.
 
Asked about his commitment to Cobh ”My commitment to Cobh is nothing less than 100% and I’m always willing to fight for the rights and entitlements of people at large. I won’t make false promises to humour people or win votes. I will continue to do what I have always done and work hard for the greater good. I will listen to those with issues and help to make Cobh and the surrounding areas better for us all”.
 
Outside of Cobh, Cathal Rasmussen may be an unknown quantity but on the island itself there aren’t many who don’t know him as Mayor of Cobh John Mulvihill Jnr explained. ”I’m delighted that Cathal  has come onboard and replaced my father at County level. He’s well known on the Great Island and is very well respected within our community and I’m fully confident that he will do a sterling job on the council”.
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