Kenny pays trib­ute to Cllr. Brid Collins


Bray People - - News - Mary FOG­A­RTY

FINE GAEL leader Enda Kenny paid a visit to Bray last week as part of a na­tion­wide cam­paign to high­light the dire state of the econ­omy and to pay trib­ute to Cllr. Bríd Collins, who is to re­tire from pol­i­tics af­ter next sum­mer’s lo­cal elec­tions.

Deputy Kenny spoke at a pub­lic meet­ing in the Royal Ho­tel to dis­cuss the re­cent bud­get. He touched on is­sues such as the in­crease in taxes and what he called ‘waste­ful spending’ by the Gov­ern­ment, as well as the with­drawal of med­i­cal cards for over 70s and the con­tro­ver­sial end to the can­cer vac­ci­na­tion scheme for teenage girls.

He also made a pre­sen­ta­tion to Cllr. Collins, ac­knowl­edg­ing the con­sid­er­able achieve­ments made by the pop­u­lar lo­cal woman dur­ing her term as Cathaoir­leach of Bray Town Coun­cil.

‘It was ex­cit­ing to see so many mem­bers of the pub­lic at this meet­ing from the pub­lic sec- tor,’ said elec­tion can­di­date Sarah Wray. ‘Es­pe­cially teach­ers and nurses and also some from the farm­ing sec­tor air­ing their views and con­cerns, giv­ing to a lively de­bate!’ Also in at­ten­dance were a num­ber of Fine Gael Coun­cil­lors, TDs and lo­cal elec­tion candidates, all of whom con­grat­u­lated Cllr. Collins.

At the Fine Gael pub­lic meet­ing where a sur­prise pre­sen­ta­tion was made to Cllr Brid Collins were Cllr. John Ryan, TD Billy Tim­mons, Sarah Wray, TD Olivia Mitchell, Fine Gael Party leader Enda Kenny, Cllr Brid Collins, TD An­drew Doyle and Mick Glynn.

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