Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Holywood welcomes Dominic Hannigan TD


Dominic Hannigan TD with myself
and local community representatives
Dominic Hannigan TD visited Holywood this week and took the opportunity to meet a range of community groups at Redburn Community Centre. 

Deputy Hannigan was visiting the Town in his role as Chairperson of Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and was briefed by those present on Holywood’s efforts to build a shared, attractive and prosperous future.

I organised the visit and was delighted to welcome Dominic to Holywood after previously inviting him to come to the town and meet with people to find out more about the work being undertaken to transform Holywood towards a new shared future.

Commenting on his visit, Deputy Hannigan said "It is excellent to speak to local community groups who, having adopted a co-ordinated approach, have ensured that their local area benefits to the greatest extent in a climate in which funding is often scarce.  It is important that community groups share their experiences with similar groups around the country. 

I'd like to thank Councillor Muir for organizing what was an extremely insightful meeting, and I'm sure that by working together we can ensure similar groups across the country receive the necessary support and recognition in conducting their great work." 

The meeting was extremely useful with a comprehensive discussion touching upon a range of issues such as forthcoming Centenary Commemorations. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity provided by Deputy Hannigan and look forward to developing a productive relationship with Dominic and the Oireachtas.

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