Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Gerry McLoughlin ready to hand on the baton

MAYOR Gerry McLoughlin is reaching the end of what he has described as “the most amazing” 12 months of his life.

The rugby legend says he has preferred his time wearing the red robe of Limerick City Council to the period wearing the same coloured Munster jersey.

On Monday night next, he will hand over the chain of office at the City Council’s annual general meeting.

From calling for city signage in the Polish language to the continuing merger of City and County Councils, and witnessing the dawn of a major new economic plan for both areas, Mayor McLoughlin has enjoyed a wide and varied year as mayor.

Describing himself as a “stay-at-home mayor”, he tells us that unlike his predecessors, he preferred to host low-key events.

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