Committee formed to progress Buncrana Tip O’Neill

Plans to highlight the links between the former US Speaker Tipp O'Neill and Inishowen have moved on with the establishment of a Commemoration Committee.

The committee has now identified three projects to pursue, a Tipp O'Neill Diaspora Award, a bursary and a summer school.

It's also planned to re-point a memorial stone located in the garden of the Buncrana Civic Offices, and move it to a more prominent location in the town.

Buncrana's Mayor Cllr Nicholas Crossan says they want to run the summer school early next year:

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