Cllr Bur­rell ap­pointed peace com­mis­sioner

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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.

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