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Sinn Féin councillor resigns for health reasons

Jonathan Dowdall was elected in the local elections this summer. Mary Lou McDonald has thanked him for his hard work.

SINN FÉIN COUNCILLOR for Dublin’s North Inner City, Jonathan Dowdall, is stepping down from his role.

The councillor made his decision due to health reasons.

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He was elected in this year’s local elections. Dowdall founded his electrical business in 2007 and employs around 12 people.

Aged 34, he is married with four children and runs a business in the city.

Dublin Central Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald expressed her regret at the decision of local party Cllr Dowdall to step down from elected politics for health reasons.

She described Dowdall as “a hard worker who will be missed in his elected role by local constituents”.

It is with much regret that we accept Jonathan’s decision to step down. I fully accept his decision and the reasons behind it.
Jonathan is a very popular and respected member of his community and he will be missed in his elected role by me, the local party organisation and by local constituents.
I want to thank Jonathan for all his hard work for the party and for the local community. I wish him, his wife Trish and his family all the best and look forward to working with him in the future.
I would ask to the media to respect Jonathan and his family’s privacy at this time.

At this May’s local elections, Sinn Féin made massive gains on Dublin City Council, making it the party with the biggest representation.

Read: Sinn Féin set to be biggest party on Dublin City Council>

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