Fermanagh South Tyrone Sinn Féin Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Leas-Cathaoirleach Feely outlines commitments for year ahead

Published: 5 June, 2018

Erne North Councillor John Feely has said that he will use the year ahead in his role as Leas-Cathaoirleach on Fermanagh & Omagh District Council to highlight and fight for equality, respect and rights for all of the people in the council area.

Upon taking up the position as Leas-Cathaoirleach (Vice-Chair), Councillor Feely said,

"I'd like to thank the outgoing Cathaoirleach and Vice Chair for their hard work over the year.

"I'd like to congratulate Councillor Thrornton on becoming the Chair for the following year and anything I can do to help; I'm only a phone call away.

"I'd like to thank my party for nominating me as Leas-Cathaoirleach.

"I'll try to use the following year to highlight and fight for equality, respect and rights for all the residents in Fermanagh and Omagh.

"Whether it be civil rights, housing rights, and employment rights in 2018; fifty years on from 1968 and the emergence of the civil rights movement in the North.

"Or whether it be Irish language rights, marriage equality rights, migrant rights and, of course, the rights of citizens in the North to full EU rights in this time of uncertainty and worry forced upon us by Brexit.

"Thank you. Sin é."