26 June 2008 Edition

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Sinn Féin Mayor of Armagh City

Noel Sheridan

Noel Sheridan

Sinn Féin’s Noel Sheridan has been elected Mayor of Armagh City and District Council. Speaking following his election on Monday, 23 June he said that as mayor he would be committed to working to deliver as best as practically possible for all communities, for citizens, and in particular for the most disadvantaged.
“The challenges of change and progress are many. We must work together, ag obair le chéile and move forward together, ar aghaidh le chéile, as we endeavour to build safer, healthier, happier communities”, he said.

Meanwhile, also on Monday, Sinn Féin councillor, Thomas O’Reilly spoke of his ‘great pleasure’ after he was elected chairperson of Fermanagh District Council.  O’Reilly spent his first day as Chairman attending the opening of Kesh primary school. He pledged to concentrate on issues such as investing in young people and making migrants welcome in the country during this time as Chairman. He will also build on cross-border links and make citizens aware of the developments in the Review of Public Administration (RPA).
Recent weeks saw Sinn Féin women take top council posts in County Derry.
Sinn Féin councillor, Kate McEldowney was elected chairperson of Magherafelt Council while Sinn Féin colleague Brenda Chivers was elected as Mayor of Limavady. Chivers’ election marked a historic third time that Sinn Féin has taken the post of mayor on Limavady borough council.
And this week another Sinn Féin woman, Sinn Féin Councillor, Cara McShane, was appointed Vice-Chair of Moyle District Council.  McShane, (26) is the youngest Councillor to have taken one of the two top posts in the history of Moyle Council.

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