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King elected Sinn Féin Deputy Mayor in South Dublin

25 June, 2010


Sinn Féin Councillor Cathal King has been elected Deputy Mayor of South Dublin County becoming the first Sinn Féin Councillor to hold a mayoralty in Dublin ever.

Speaking after being elected Councillor King said since last year’s local elections Sinn Féin and the Labour Party have formed a progressive alliance on the council and have been delivering real and positive change for the people on a daily basis.

Deputy Mayor King said:

“I am honoured to become the Deputy Mayor of South Dublin County today. It is a sign of the progression of Sinn Féin in Dublin and I look forward to the day when we see Sinn Féin councillors and Mayors on all the Councils across Dublin.

“Since last year’s local elections Sinn Féin and the Labour Party have come together to form a progressive alliance on the council and we have been delivering real and positive change for the people on a daily basis.

“If people are looking for change, for progressive politics, dynamic leadership and a real alternative type of politics they need only look at South Dublin County Council. We have shown how politics can work when people look beyond the two conservative right wing parties of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

“We have delivered a progressive budget at a time of recession which didn’t seek to punish hard pressed families but instead sought to protect them from the effects of the recession and protected front line services.

“That’s what politics is all about. It’s about delivering real and positive change for the people and prioritising on the basis of need. And we will continue on in that manner in the coming year.

“Many challenges lie ahead but I look forward to playing a positive role as Deputy Mayor in the year ahead.” ENDS

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