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Ring gets the call up to the first team

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Thirty-seven years after he was first elected to public office in the old Westport Urban District Council, Michael Ring was promoted to a front bench position as part of new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's first cabinet. The Westport native was handed the position as Minister for Community and Rural Affairs on Wednesday evening, having served as a Minister of State twice since 2011, most recently as Minister of State for Regional Economic Development.

Speaking to the Mayo Advertiser yesterday morning, before he went into his first meeting with senior department officials, Minister Ring said: "It was a great honour for myself and it's a great honour for Mayo and for the people who have consistently elected me now for 23 years."

Looking forward to his new position, he said: "There is a going to be a lot of work in this, but I'm looking forward to getting stuck into it, the first meeting was at 10am this morning, I have an advatange that I have been doing a lot of this work as Minister of State for the last year.


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