Limerick City Sinn Féin councillor John Costelloe set to resign

Sinn Féin councillor John Costelloe

SINN Féin councillor for Limerick City North, John Costelloe, has informed the party of his intention to resign his Council seat for personal reasons based on medical advice.

He confirmed to the Limerick Post that he will formally resign at the next meeting of Limerick City and County Council which is scheduled for Monday, March 28.

“I have had the privilege of serving the people of Limerick City North these past number of years. While it has been a very demanding and time consuming role, I have always tried to carry out my duties with 100 per cent commitment as the people of Limerick City North deserve no less,” Cllr Costelloe said.

“Unfortunately in recent times, I have not been able to give the time and effort that I feel being a full-time elected representative deserves due to ongoing health issues.

“After much consideration, I felt I needed to take a step back from such a heavy and stressful workload and put my own health first. I want to thank my Sinn Féin party colleagues in Limerick, particularly Maurice (Quinlivan), Paul (Gavan) and Sharon (Benson), for their support and understanding as I reached this difficult decision and look forward to working with them to find a replacement,” he added.

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Limerick City Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan paid tribute to Cllr Costelloe stating: John has been a lifelong member of Sinn Féin and I wish him and his family all the best in the future, and wish him good health.”