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Padraig Flynn deserves greater recognition locally

Friday, 22nd January, 2016 3:00pm
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Padraig Flynn deserves greater recognition locally
Padraig Flynn deserves greater recognition locally

PADRAIG Flynn deserves great recognition in his native Castlebar. That's the view of our 'Man on the Bridge ' columnist writing in this week's newspaper.

Our man wrote in his Town Tattle column: Passing through Sligo town the other day, I noticed a sign for Ray McSharry Road.

The short route, close to the Clarion Hotel, is named after the former Finance Minister and TD for Sligo.

As I drove by I got to thinking that if Ray McSharry deserves to have a road named after him then so too does his cabinet colleague, Padraig Flynn.

The N5 bypass, new county library, and Áras an Chontae are but some of the infrastructural benefits he secured for his native place in his time as a minister and, later, EU Commissioner.

Now that the old Fianna Fail guard has passed (is passing on) I wonder will it ever happen now?

When it comes to ‘Pee’ and his record of local achievement, it can truly be remarked: “Ni bheidh a leithéad ann arís.”

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