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Sinn Féin’s Colman Burns becomes Mayor of Newry and Mourne

10 June, 2008

Ar agaidh le chéile (Moving Forward Together) - New Mayor asks all to unite to face challenges of change.

Newry and Mourne Slieve Gullion area Councillor Colman Burns was tonight (Monday) elected as Mayor.

Describing his new position as a great honour the Sinn Féin Councillor said that in his role 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, and ar aghaidh le chéile, moving forward together, we will face them and together, le chéile we will build safer, healthier, happier communities." said the Councillor who becomes the first ever Irish Republican from the Slieve Gullion area Ward to hold the position of Mayor.

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