Sean Doran lives in the Scrogg Road area of Kilkeel and his involvement with Sinn Féin spans three decades. A dedicated community activist from a working class background, Sean was elected to council in 2011 and has played a very proactive role on a wide range of issues, working closely with a number of statutory and government agencies.
A member of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Sean has spearheaded a number of diversionary activities for young people across the District, particularly during the Halloween period, and to help achieve these aims he has worked closely with GAA clubs, successfully securing funding for a range of events.
A passionate human rights activist, Sean has consistently challenged the large number of loyalist parades that take place in the Mournes throughout the year and he has highlighted the impact of such events on host communities.
Sean is working closely with DARD Minister Michelle O’Neill and local party colleagues to obtain funding for the hard pressed farming and fishing communities which he believes have suffered from years of neglect.
Sean is a hard working local councillor who is deeply rooted within the Mourne community. Since first getting elected in 2011, Sean has been heavily involved in a number of community projects in the Kilkeel and Lower Mourne areas, establishing a number of community groups and residents associations in order to empower and build capacity within local areas.
Sean has been extremely active in supporting the fishing and farming communities in the Mourne area, facilitating meetings with both the DARD Minister Michelle O’Neill and MEP Martina Anderson, ensuring local farmers and fishermen have a voice in both Stormont and Europe.
A keen sports enthusiast, Sean believes sport can play a huge role in combating anti-social behaviour and youth disengagement, therefore playing a vital role in promoting good mental health. To this end, Sean will continue to work with local GAA and other sporting bodies to provide and improve sporting facilities and provision.
Sean has continually raised the negative effects that the parading season has on local business and community relations. He continues to highlight the problems presented to care workers, emergency services and general public during this period. Sean’s efforts to promote equality and good community relations are ongoing with a view to establishing Kilkeel town centre as a shared space for all.
As a member of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Sean has worked tirelessly to eradicate anti-social behaviour within the Mourne area, he has obtained funding for a number of community and divisionary projects in contentious and interface areas which have resulted in the reduction in anti-social incidents, especially during the Halloween and holiday periods.
Sean Doran’s Contact Details:
Office Address: 14 Charlotte St, Warrenpoint BT34 3LF
Office Tel: 02841754283
Candidate Tel: 07513008344