Ballinamore community activist says decision not to enter local election battle a tough one

A potential candidate for Sinn Fein in Ballinamore says it was a very tough decision not to go forward for selection for May’s local elections.

Mairin Martin is currently Chairperson of Ballinamore Area Community Council; Chairperson of Ballinamore Area Steering Group and PPN Community Rep on the LCDC.

But all those roles require people to step down from their position if they are declaring their intention to run for political office.

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Mairin who decided that she would like to see through her community work, told today’s Let’s Talk that it felt like she would be letting people down whichever direction she took.