Cllr Burrell appointed peace commissioner
BRAY TOWN Councillor Caroline Burrell has been appointed to the position of Peace Commissioner by the Minister for Justice, Dermot Ahern TD.
‘I am proud to have been considered for this position by the Minister,’ said Cllr. Burrell, ‘I believe that my appointment will enhance the role I play in the communities throughout my electoral area. It will also give me the opportunity to lend support as a councillor and now as a Peace Commissioner to the people of Bray.’
Cllr. Burrell is the first Green Party Councillor ever to be appointed by a Minister for Justice to the Office of Peace Commissioner.
The position is a voluntary one that is not only for life but is also unpaid.
The role of a peace commissioner will entail the signing of search warrants for the Garda Siochana, to attend interviews that the Gardai hold and attend as an independent observer and witness.
Both of the above may require Cllr Burrell as a witness and to give evidence to the Court if required.
An unusual aspect of the role is the signing off of any large batch of spoilt contaminated food that requires being destroyed.
Councillor Caroline Burrell.