Party activist Burke extends his congratulations

Well-known Fianna Fail activist P. Burke has warmly welcomed the appointment to office of his friend Michael Finneran.    In a statement issued to the Roscommon People Mr. Burke said that Michael Finneran is ‘a very capable politician’ who is ‘well entitled’ to the appointment.    Mr. Burke, who was chairman of the Dail Ceanntair when Mr. Finneran regained his Dail seat in 2007, said that he wished to acknowledge everything that the new minister has achieved for the area.    Mr. Burke, who said that he had been ‘quietly confident’ that Michael Finneran would be promoted, added: ‘He has worked very hard in relation to the Government offices in Roscommon town, in relation to the County Hospital, the Fire Station, Council offices, etc.    ‘This appointment is a big plus for the county and the constituency. Michael is a hard worker, a good operator. He consults with the party locally.    Brian Cowen looks to ability