30 June 2005 Edition

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Ní Fhearaíosa is mayor of Kerry

Toiréasa Ní Fhearaíosa

Toiréasa Ní Fhearaíosa

Councillor Toiréasa Ní Fhearaíosa was on Wednesday afternoon elected mayor of Kerry, the first time a member of Sinn Féin has held the position. Sinn Féin National Chairperson and MEP for Dublin, Mary Lou McDonald, said that the election is "an indicator of the change which is sweeping through Irish politics".

"Not only is she a shining example for other young people who want to become involved in politics, but she has become the first female mayor of Kerry, and only the third to hold the position of chair," said McDonald.

"I know that she will work tirelessly to include everyone, particularly those within society who are most vulnerable and most in need."

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