Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has congratulated Cllr. Deirdre Kelly for her award at the LeaDeR awards held by the ALDE Party in Brussels.

Cllr. Kelly was nominated in the Category of Engagement with Citizens at Local level.  She was awarded for her “unstinting work to resolve anti-social/dangerous driving practices on the main Clones to Cavan road.”

Party Leader Micheál Martin said: “This is great achievement for Deirdre and her work over many years to raise aware and change policy and behaviour on this issue. I want to thank Deirdre for her ongoing work on Clones Town Council and congratulate her on receiving this award from our political group in Europe.  This is another example of the ongoing work by Fianna Fáil Councillors across the country to represent and improve their communities.”

Councillor Kelly said: “I am delighted to have received this award from the ALDE group.  These awards are an important way to spread the good ideas and best initiatives throughout Europe.  I want to thank everyone who are helped me in Clones in raising awareness of dangerous driving and the need for certain drivers to change their behaviour and help save lives.”

“I also want to thank those involved in the LeaDeR Awards and in particular Bas Verkerk, President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Ramona Mǎnescu, Vice-President of the party.”