Byrne grateful for ‘real vote of confidence’

Independent councillor Valerie Byrne topped the poll in the Boyle Area with 1565 first preference votes. It was another impressive electoral outing for Cllr Byrne, who was elected on the third count, retaining her long-standing position on the council.

Speaking to the Roscommon People over the weekend, the Elphin resident described the phenomenal backing she received from voters as a “real vote of confidence” following the work she has done over the past twenty-two years in her role as councillor. Cllr Byrne thanked all those who supported her in Friday’s election.

Cllr Byrne commented that her approach has always been to act as “a bridge between the community and the council”, saying that it is her priority to make sure people’s needs are at the forefront when deciding what issues to tackle – and how.

As to the recent canvass, Cllr Byrne said an enormous amount of work had gone into the campaign.

“Of course it’s impossible to call to every single house”, she noted. “But it was important to us to engage with people and cover a large area, and we did manage to do that”.

Cllr Byrne thanked everyone on her team for their work over the last number of years, and expressed that she is eager to focus now on the new Council term and on continuing to serve the community.