Ms Joan Martin was formerly ratified as chief executive of Louth Local Authority at the monthly meeting of the county council on Monday.
She said she was probably not getting the job at the best of times, but she said she has been with with the council good times before and sure there will be good times again.
“My agenda is very much detected by bedding in the new local authority structures.,” she said.
She told councillors:
“I’ve been in the public service best part of 40 years. Im here to serve you and the public and I look forward to working with all of you.
the challenge was to implement the new plan for the economic development of the county.
The Narrow Water Bridge plan may have fallen through, but it was still on her agenda. It was still a possibility.
she was wished well by many councillors, including chairman Oliver Tully.
Sinn Fein Cllr Tomas Sharkey wished her the very best of luck.
“It’s not an easy time, but if we all work together a lot can be achieved.”
Cllr Declan Breathnach said it was good to have a local woman at the helm. Cllr Mark Dearey agreed.