Ryng chosen to replace Cremin

Eolan Ryng has been selected by Sinn Féin to replace Henry Cremin as a councillor in the Cork City South West ward after Cremin recently retired from the role, the party confirmed yesterday.

A primary school teacher by profession, Mr Ryng (inset) is a resident of Church View, Station Road in Ballincollig, and a native of Bishopstown.

Following his selection by the party, Mr Ryng said: “It is an honour to have the opportunity to represent the people of the South West Ward. I grew up in the area and now I am raising my own family here too. It is home. I will give absolutely everything in standing up for communities of the ward and ensure that their voices are heard in Cork City Hall.”

He added: “As a young father, I am very aware of the challenges facing this generation when it comes to the cost of living. Nowhere is this more acute than in the struggle to find affordable housing. We have an entire generation being ripped off by extortionate rents. They don't have a chance of saving for a deposit and they are locked out of home ownership as a result.”

Mr Ryng said he is looking forward to his first Cork City Council meeting on Monday evening.