Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sinn Féin Moves to Fill Council Vacancy

Sinn Féin Moves to Fill Council Vacancy

Cork Sinn Féin has nominated Mick Nugent to fill the vacancy left on Cork City Council by the election of Jonathan O’Brien as TD. The nomination will go before next Monday’s council meeting for approval.

A life-long republican, Mick Nugent is chair of the Cork Comhairle Ceanntair of Sinn Féin and worked as Jonathan O’Brien’s campaign manager in his successful general election campaign. He was selected unanimously as the party’s choice for co-option at a convention of members from the city’s Northside earlier this week.

Reacting to the decision, Deputy O’Brien said:

“I would like to congratulate Mick on being selected to replace me on the council. We have worked closely together over a series of election campaigns and I am confident he will be a strong representative for the people of the North West Ward.”

Accepting the nomination, Mick Nugent stated:

“I am honoured to be chosen to represent the North West Ward on the city council. Jonathan O’Brien has served the area well over the past eleven years, and I will continue to work with him as the local TD to serve the community and make sure that people’s concerns are heard both in the council chamber and Leinster House.”

For further information or comment contact Deputy Jonathan O’Brien @ 085-2133907

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