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Eoin Ó Broin co-opted onto South Dublin County Council

14 October, 2013

Sinn Féin Dublin Mid-West representative Eoin Ó Broin was today co-opted on to South Dublin County Council. The move followed the resignation of Clondalkin Sinn Féin Councillor Matthew McDonagh at September’s Council meeting.

Speaking after the co-option Cllr Ó Broin said:

“It is a great honour to be co-opted onto South Dublin County Council to serve the people of the Clondalkin Local Electoral Area.

“I have worked closely with Matthew McDonagh for the past number of years. He served the people of Clondalkin well during his time on the Council. I look forward to working closely with him in the time ahead.

“The coming period is going to be a challenging time both for South Dublin County Council and for communities.

“Budget 2014 will undoubtedly further reduce funding for local government, making it harder for the Council to deliver the services on which our communities depend.

“The Budget will also hit communities hard, with cuts to vital services, much needed social welfare supports and increased taxes and charges on working people.

“More than ever those communities that have been hardest hit by Labour and Fine Gael’s failed austerity policies need strong representation. Sinn Féin exists to provide that representation and to remind people that there is a fairer way than the broken promises and crippling austerity of the current government.”

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