East Derry - CATHAL Ó hOISÍN
CATHAL Ó hOISÍN is married with an eight year old son. He was educated at Saint Patrick’s College, Maghera and Magee College, Derry. His areas of special interest include environment, health, and cultural issues.
Cathal has a deep passion for the GAA and is an active member of the local Kevin Lynch Hurling Club. He plays a leading role in community life in the local area working with the various Community Regeneration, Community Development and Féile Festival Committees.
He has represented his native Dungiven on Limavady Borough Council since 2005 and is currently Mayor of the Borough.
In his position Cathal has gained great respect from all quarters for his commitment to serving all members of the community. He has endeavoured to see local democracy strengthened and brought closer to people in a meaningful, effective and efficient way.
Cathal has led the way in working with communities across the Borough of Limavady in order to bring about change and ensure that the needs and concerns of people and communities are highlighted and addressed.
Following Sinn Féin’s historic decision to participate in policing structures in 2007 Cathal was appointed to Limavady District Policing Partnership along with party colleagues. As Sinn Féin’s leader of that team Cathal is an outspoken advocate of accountable policing and stands resolute and uncompromising in holding the PSNI to account across East Derry.
In East Derry Cathal will work:
• To promote job creation and economic investment across East Derry
• To oppose cut in health care provision
• To develop the full potential of the tourism industry from the Giants Causeway to Magilligan Point
• To eliminate sectarianism particularly within the town of Coleraine
• To eradicate the scourge of drugs on our community