“Martin Breen Cumann” Relaunched By Tipperary Town Sinn Féin

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Cllr Tony Black at the Martin Breen memorial, Tipperary Town (Image: John O’Connor (PRO, Sinn Fein Martin Breen Cumann)

Tipperary Sinn Fein has announced the relaunch of the Tipperary Town Cumann.

Last Friday evening, via Zoom, the members of the new Cumann met. Liam Walsh, Chairman of the Comhairle Ceantar, opened the meeting welcoming new members and stating that the formation of a new Cumann provided a great asset moving forward for the town, giving a greater voice to the local people in the community. This was followed by an address from Deputy Martin Browne TD who wished the Cumman the best and offered aid and support to the branch from the Sinn Fein office in Cashel.

Deputy Browne TD stated the importance of the people on the ground, noting the strength of a team working together where even the smallest voice must be heard. He stated that we are small cogs in a bigger wheel, growing the party, and said that he believed that there were great things to come for the future of the new Cumann.

Cllr Tony Black spoke about his involvement in Sinn Fein since 2008. He stated that with the new members that the Cumann base will be in Tipperary Town, taking in members from every rural village and community in the area, and setting up working groups in each village that feed into the central branch, allowing communication and support. Cllr Black stated that the formation of the new Cumann will achieve positives for local people and local communities. The Tipperary Town Sinn Fein members were operating a working group for many years and with the surge in support for the party, the numbers have increased to fifty members. There was a vote held on naming the new branch and all agreed to call it the Martin (sparky) Breen Cumann, remembering a local Tipperary Town man who was shot in 1923 by the Free State Army. A new officer board was elected, with Cllr Tony Black receiving the post of Chair, Pearse Foley Vice chair, Neasa O’Connor Secretary, Frankie O’Dwyer Treasurer, George O’Neill Vice Treasurer, PRO John O’Connor, Youth Officer Emma Doran, Recruitment Officer Tommy Sheridan, and United Ireland Officer Finn Salter. Sinn Fein is a party of equals and the new Cumann will be working for the people of Tipperary Town and environs. We are open to new members and welcome all. John O’Connor (PRO, Sinn Fein Martin Breen Cumann).