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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Cooley delight as Niamh makes FF national executive

The group was led by Sean Gallagher of Dawestown and included John and Shane Quigley from Ravensdale, John McKeown from Francis Street, Francis Rocks and friends from Blackrock, Niamh Muldoon from Jocelyn Street, Sean T. OReilly from Glenmore. They all met up with Thomas Boyle, originally from Cooley, and now living in Tallaght. They were met by the Minister for Foreign

A large group of people from the North Louth area headed down to Killarney for the recent Fianna Fail Ard Fheis.

The group was led by Sean Gallagher of Dawestown and included John and Shane Quigley from Ravensdale, John McKeown from Francis Street, Francis Rocks and friends from Blackrock, Niamh Muldoon from Jocelyn Street, Sean T. O’Reilly from Glenmore.

They all met up with Thomas Boyle, originally from Cooley, and now living in Tallaght. They were met by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern T.D. and Seamus Kirk T.D.

The gathering were delighted to help in having Niamh Muldoon elected onto the Fianna Fail National Executive, one of the youngest candidates in the country who won on her first attempt.

While in Killarney the group heard the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dermot Ahern, address the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Ard Fheis in relation to his ongoing work with the U.N. and in relation to the full implementation of the Peace Process. There were three motions from the Cooley Cumann regarding the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, the huge increase in the Government Overseas Aid Budget and calling for the release of the Burmese Democracy Leader, Aung San Su Chi.

All the motions received overwhelming support. Sean T. O’Reilly from Glenmore addressed the Finance Seminar which was televised and spoke about the need for much more cross-border integration between the Southern Border Counties and the North. He spoke in particular about the need for the North Louth, South Armagh and South Down areas to be marketed and described the huge untapped potential of the area.



All the group greatly appreciated the workshops and indeed the social gatherings later. One funny incident occurred leading to much disagreement among the group when Sean Power T.D. wished the Cooley Kickhams Club all the best. Even he couldn’t get Sean T. O’Reilly to declare outright whether he was for Cooley or the Pats!

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