The Director of Services For Environment, Community and Enterprise at Kerry County Council Joe Mc Grath has been appointed City Manager in Galway. He was one of the youngest directors to be appointed to KCC in 1999. 12 candidates went for the Galway job which commands a salary of 100,000 euro a year. In his new role Mr Mc grath will oversee a budget of 350 million euro. The final stage in the process will be his endorsement by city council members. That’s to take place later in the year. His appointment creates a vacancy at the top in Kerry County Council and this will be filled in due course.