Galway Chamber chief running in local elections to add business expertise to council

Kenny Deery said he wanted to rally the troops and breathe new life into a stagnating council that’s struggling to pass even basic measures

Kenny Deery has been head of Galway Chamber for the last five years.

Kenny Deery, the outgoing chief executive of Galway Chamber, has announced that he was running as an independent candidate in the upcoming local elections.

Speaking to the Business Post, Deery said there was a “significant deficit” of councillors with an understanding of business needs, which had created a system of “dysfunction” and delay.

“We don’t have enough people around the council table who have an understanding of the needs of business. If we look at ...