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Aontú Selects Seán Mac Cearáin to Contest Foyleside in Upcoming Local Election

Aontú have selected Seán Mac Cearáin to contest the Foyleside DEA in the upcoming Local Election. Seán is a retired lecturer, having worked for 35 years in the NWRC of Further Education.

Speaking after his selection, Mr Mac Cearáin said: "I'm humbled to have been selected as a candidate for Aontú in the upcoming local elections. Having spent many years teaching on schemes aimed at the personal development of the unemployed youth in the city, I’ve an intimate knowledge of the problems that face our youth. I'm passionate about developing the services available to the youth in our community. Our community has borne the brunt of the failure of the Stormont parties' failed policies".

Mr Mac Cearáin continued: "We have high unemployment coupled with a spiralling crisis of antisocial behaviour. It’s important that these issues aren’t just neglected but are tackled properly. Aontú is the fastest growing political movement, north and south. It is an opportunity to finally tackle the issues that the Stormont parties have neglected for so long. By putting Aontú’s values at the forefront of my campaign, I hope to fight unemployment, welfare dependency and emigration in our community".

"For years I have been very involved in our community, Foyleside from teaching Irish language, as the language and cultural officer for Na Magha Hurling club and as a traditional fiddle player. I love our community and am dedicated to working hard to improve it", concluded Mr Mac Cearáin.


By Aontú Press | 18 January, 2023

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