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McKee makes welcome return to County Council

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Sinn Féin’s Mike McKee made a welcome return to political office this week, attending his first meetings since before the local elections in May.

In August, Cllr McKee began receiving chemotherapy and it followed months of tests for the Shannon resident. Fellow elected representatives and staff of Clare County Council were very pleased to see the Portadown born politician present at a meeting of the local authority on Monday and the Shannon Municipal District on Tuesday.

At the beginning of Tuesday’s meeting of the Shannon MD, Cathaoirleach Cllr Gerry Flynn welcomed Cllr McKee back to the table, “You’re very welcome back and best of luck in your battle”.

McKee congratulated Cllr Flynn on retaining the role of Cathaoirleach for a successive year, “I think it is the first time if any that someone has retained the role for a successive year”.

“Thanks for all the well-wishes, it is good to be back, for how long I’ll be back I’m not too sure,” Sinn Féin’s sole representative on the local authority said.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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