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Minister commends Ballyboughal Community Council & Ballyboughal Covid Assist Group

Minister O’Brien commends Ballyboughal Community Council & Ballyboughal Covid Assist Group on distribution of food boxes


-Food Boxes provided by Rapid Relief Team-


Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD and Ballyboughal Community Council Chairperson Vicky McGauley

Local Minister Darragh O’Brien TD has commended Ballyboughal Community Council and Ballyboughal Covid Assist Group on the distribution of 100 food boxes to older and more vulnerable members of the local community.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD and Murray Robertson Director of Rapid Relief Team

Today [April 2, 2021] 100 food boxes, provided by the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) headed by Director Murray Robinson and Ben Watson of Enquip Supplies in Balbriggan, will be delivered by Ballyboughal Community Council and Ballyboughal Covid Assist Group which was established by Vicky McGauley at the outset of the pandemic.

The boxes, which were acquired by Vicky McGauley through negotiations with the very generous Murray and Ben of the RRT, will be happily received by older and more vulnerable locals in the Ballyboughal area.

Commenting Minister O’Brien said, “I would just like to really thank the Rapid Relief Team for their very generous donation and Vicky and Stephanie along with the wider Ballyboughal Community Council and Ballyboughal Covid Assist Group for mobilising so swiftly and getting these boxes out to those who need them most.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD and Ballyboughal Community Council member Stephanie Davis O’Brien

“This is just one example of the magnificent community spirit we have seen throughout this pandemic in Ballyboughal and the surrounding area. Since the onset of the pandemic over a year ago, the Ballyboughal Community Council and Ballyboughal Covid Assist Group has been providing vital services to those impacted most severely by the restrictions. Whether it be delivering groceries, collecting prescriptions or simply alleviating loneliness with a chat, they have really brought meaning to the Irish word 'Meitheal',” concluded Minister O’Brien.




Vicky McGauley, Ballyboughal Community Council Chairperson; Ben Watson, Director Enquip Supplies Balbriggan; Murray Robertson, Director of Rapid Relief Team; Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD; Stephanie Davis O’Brien, Ballyboughal Community Council