The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan speaking with Ukrainian refugees who have made Bandon their home. Photo: Dermot Sullivan

Mayor meets Ukrainian families

The Mayor of the County of Cork has visited a number of Ukrainian refugees who now call Bandon their home.

County Mayor Cllr Gillian Coughlan spoke to a number of families who shared their experiences with her.

In a show of solidarity, the Mayor presided over a flag raising ceremony at the local Cork County Council Office at which the Ukrainian flag was flown.

On behalf of the citizens of Bandon, she expressed her heartfelt support to the Ukrainian nationals and assured them that they will experience peace and warmth from the people of Bandon.

The Mayor thanked all the local agencies, both statutory and voluntary, for the suite of support services that have been put in place and that are working so effectively.

Commenting after visiting the families, the Mayor said that this kind of community collaboration is what makes us what we are.