the Government is to be advised to shortlist regeneration boss Brendan Kenny for the job as new manager of Limerick’s new joint authority.
High level sources have indicated to the Limerick Leader that Mr Kenny’s name was discussed as “the man to bring all the existing authorities together” at the first meeting of the implementation committee, designed to merge city and county council services, last week. At the end of October, this group will present a number of recommendations to government.
It is understood the former Dublin City manager John Fitzgerald - the architecht of the city’s regeneration project - could also be in the running for the high-profile position.
County manager Ned Gleeson is to retire shortly, while it is understood city manager Tom Mackey is preparing to do likewise, which could leave the job open to an outside candidate. With his background as CEO of the regeneration agencies, responsible for a multi-million euro budget, former assistant manager of Dublin City Council Mr Kenny would be an attractive choice to take Limerick’s top council job.