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Friday 17 August 2018

Alice is newly appointed peace commissioner

Alice O'Donnell.
Alice O'Donnell.

Greystones has a new Peace Commissioner following the recent appointment of Alice O'Donnell to the role.

Alice was appointed as a Peace Commissioner by Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice and Equality.

Speaking after accepting the nomination, Alice said, 'I'm honoured and privileged to accept this voluntary position.'

A Peace Commissioner is an honorary appointment made in Ireland by the Minister for Justice and Equality. The powers and duties of Peace Commissioners consist primarily of taking statutory declarations and witnessing signatures on documents as required by various authorities. It is an honorary position and Peace Commissioners do not charge a fee for their service.

Alice said: 'There is a considerable demand for Peace Commissioners in the area. I have already witnessed signatures on several forms for local teachers who will deliver extra tuition to children with autism during the summer months.

'I'm delighted to have been considered for this position by the Minister for Justice. It is a key priority of his to encourage more women to undertake the role. I envisage that my appointment will further enhance the work that I do as a Fine Gael local area representative in Greystones local electoral area. I will undertake the duties of this appointment with integrity and I am very much looking forward to assisting local residents in my new role as a Peace Commissioner.'

Alice can be contacted at aliceodonnellfg@gmail.com.

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