Council team discuss Brexit with Finance Minister

A team from Mid and East Antrim Council met with the Finance Minister.  INCT 28-726-CON

A team from Mid and East Antrim Council met with the Finance Minister. INCT 28-726-CON

Brexit was on the agenda as a team from Mid and East Antrim Council met with Stormont Finance Minister, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir.

Mr Ó Muilleoir was invited to the Mayor’s Parlour last week to meet with the Mayor, Councillor Audrey Wales and MEA Chief Executive Anne Donaghy, along with elected members of the local government authority.

Councillor Wales said: “We welcomed the opportunity to meet with the new Minister in what was a very positive meeting. On the agenda we covered the opportunities for new councils to invest in communities and how we could work together on the Programme for Government, Brexit and how we now look to move forward.”

Conversation also focused around the development of the Mid and East Antrim borough in relation to the local economy, jobs, inward investment and increasing the borough’s tourism potential.

The Finance Minister was also updated with the development of council’s own Mid and East Antrim Area and Community plans.

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said: “Mid and East Antrim was the first Council to ask to meet me to discuss its goals.

“I am deeply grateful to Mayor Audrey Wales and I commend her pro-active approach.”