New head of Limerick Market Trustees

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

New head of Limerick Market Trustees

has been appointed as the chairman of the Limerick Market Trustees

Cllr Jerry O'Dea has been appointed as the chairman of the Limerick Market Trustees, a body which runs the Milk Market and the former Potato Market complex.

He takes over the role from Michael O'Laoide, a director of the Limerick Chamber, having served on the board of trustees since his election as a councillor.

"The Market Trustees has a huge significance both historically and in Limerick City going forward. My own family has been trading in Mulgrave Street since 1826. I have special memories of the market, and I am only delighted people thought I would be a suitable candidate to chair that board," Cllr O'Dea said.

In terms of his goals for the year, Cllr O'Dea said: "We need a full-time manager, and supporting facilities need to be put in place. I see this as a very important part of my year's work. Secondly, we have business plans for the future, and it is time we started implementing these to put the market trustees on a sound financial footing. There have been difficult years in the past, but now things are going really well.”