Kenny pays tribute to Cllr. Brid Collins
FINE GAEL BRAY VISIT HIGHLIGHTS ECONOMIC PLIGHT
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.