Órlaithí Flynn becomes MLA
Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín has announced that Órlaithí Flynn has been selected for co-option as an MLA for West Belfast.
The Sinn Féin chief whip said:
"Following consultation with Sinn Féin activists in West Belfast, the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle has approved the selection of Órlaithí Flynn for co-option as the new MLA for the constituency.
“Órlaithí has worked as a political advisor for Alex Maskey, Rosie McCorley and Sue Ramsey and I have no doubt she will be an excellent representative for the people of Colin and West Belfast.
"I wish her well and look forward to working alongside her in the Assembly.”
Speaking after her official sign in Órlaithí Flynn said:
"I am honoured and privileged to be co-opted as an MLA for West Belfast and look forward to working alongside my party colleagues.
"I would like to pay tribute to Jennifer McCann who has been and continues to be an inspiration to me and to many others.”