Congratulations to 5th Year Ashling McCarthy, who has been elected to the office of Junior Mayor. We extend our congratulations also to each of the candidates (eight in total) who put their manifestos to the voters and their names on the ballot paper. They all spoke with great confidence on the issues that were going to work towards if successful in the election race. A great example of active citizenship was on show both in terms of candidates running and voter turnout. Once again the polling station was manned by a very diligent team, distributing ballot papers and crossing off voters from the register of electors. The count staff sprang into action once all the votes had been cast and the returning officer deemed Ashling to be elected.