Meet Brian Tierney
It’s a huge honour being elected Mayor of DCSDC and with that honour comes an even bigger responsibility to represent all of our people and show the best of our party. This is not a responsibility I take lightly.
When elected on 1st June I was very clear that even though we were in the middle of a global pandemic I was going straight to work. I start by making sure that I was out and about in every community showing our appreciation for those that worked extremely hard to support our communities during the most difficult time many of will have faced in our lifetime.
Since coming into office I have taken a leading role in lobbying all government departments to secure money for our Community Crisis intervention service. A much needed and well supported service that works to support people in their most difficult times. Funding was due to run out on 29th June but has been extended by 3 months due to a civic call to the Health Minister to fund the project.
I have been working with the Derry Trades Council to support Eason’s workers by trying to provide a platform to give them a voice in all discussions about the future of the Derry store. Losing this store would be a big loss to our city.
I have organised a number of events for P7 pupils giving them a chance to say goodbye to their friends as they move to secondary school. Their normal leaving ceremony has been disrupted by COVID-19 so I wanted to step in and support them.
Today I had a number of meetings one with the Shadow Secretary of State, Louise Haigh MP and we spoke about the City Deal, Brexit and other key issues facing our city.
It is an incredible honour to serve the people of Derry and Strabane as the SDLP Mayor and I look forward to the year ahead.