Clondalkin Cllr Breeda Bonner will not seek re-election to South Dublin County Council in the forthcoming local elections. The Cllr commented “I have served on South Dublin County Council since March 2012 and it has been an honour to serve my community during this time.  I am proud of my work to see the establishment of Brú Chrónáin, the Round Tower Heritage Centre, by the council in Clondalkin.  My work with residents groups and environmental groups such as Clondalkin Tidy Towns and Friends of the Camac has been at the core of my efforts to improve the quality of life in the Clondalkin area. I have also worked to advance the campaign to have Líonra Ghaeilge status awarded to Clondalkin.”

Cllr Bonner continued “The work of a local councillor is multi-faceted and in order to do the job properly and to effectively represent the people there is a big commitment of time and energy required. While it is nominally a part time post, the workload demands more than full time hours. I feel I am no longer able to make the commitment of time and energy that is involved so have decided not to contest the next elections. I wish to thank my Labour Party colleagues in Clondalkin who have supported and assisted me. I am happy that my colleague Robert Dowds has agreed to let his name go forward for selection as candidate for the Labour Party in the next local election. His record of public service is unparalleled and his experience and honesty will make him a great asset to the next council. I would like to thank the people of Clondalkin who have supported me and encouraged me in my work as a councillor. I intend to continue to work in the community on a voluntary basis.”