Deputy Pauline Tully (SF).

Praise for local Ballyjamesduff community

Local TD for the Cavan Monagan area Pauline Tully has praised the town of Ballyjamesduff and its people.

The Sinn Fein representative paid tribute to those in the area who have “worked so hard over so many years” making it “the great town that it is today".

She praised the charities, not-for-profit organisations, community, voluntary and sporting groups who have played a “vital role” in the local community.

“They are the backbone of many frontline services including health, disability, family support, children, and care for older people,” she acknowledged, furthering that they “deliver so much public benefit” to the area.

The local TD also praised the staff and pupils of St Clare’s NS and St Clare’s College, who she said “contribute so much” to enriching Ballyjamesduff with educational services.

She encouraged people to shop in their local community for products and services.

“It’s so important to look for local products and services and support the small businesses in your community,” stressed Deputy Tully.

“Whatever it is, your local business would be delighted with your custom,” she said, adding that shopping local is “not only more convenient but it is also an investment in the community".

Deputy Tully explained that spending locally has a “domino effect” - where every €10 spent locally generates more than €40 of benefit to the local community in terms of employment.

“It also has a positive impact on environmental sustainability, it reduces transportation costs and emissions and can help to reduce waste through people buying locally produced goods,” she said.

“In return, you receive high-quality, unique products and better, in person, customer service,” she enthused.

“Siopa áitiúil,” she encouraged, meaning shop local.

If anyone needs advice or assistance, Deputy Tully urges people not to hesitate to contact her.