TADA recently held its Annual General Meeting in House of Vic Ryn, Lisburn. With over 70 attendees, both voluntary and statutory coming from throughout TADA’s area and further afield from Co. Mayo. We were delighted to be welcomed to Lisburn City Council area by the Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Thomas Beckett. Cllr Beckett spoke of the great work TADA had undertaken, not only in his council area but many others. He commended the staff on the relationships formed and hoped these would be built upon in the future.
Cllr Beckett also did us the great honour in launching the MARA Extension Project throughout the Lisburn area and wished the programme every success.
Edwin Poots MLA firstly commended DARD & PHA for extending such a fantastic programme but also TADA for its work over the past 3 years and the success not only in the Lisburn area but right across the province.
Gerard Tracey (DARD) gave some facts and figures to the audience and whilst it could not be confirmed due to budget commitments, he hopes that the programme will indeed continue for the foreseeable future.
We also welcomed Mayor of Mayo County Council Cllr Damien Ryan and Matt Farrell, Ballina Trades Council Chairperson to give a brief summary of the benefits of cross border relationships and the linkages which have been formed with TADA and its Board over the last 10 years.
Ruth Cranston, Network Manager said “We are delighted at the turnout and support from our member groups, local councillors, MLA’s, funders and other statutory agencies. Without you all we wouldn’t be here and we hope to work with you all in the very near future.”