The invitations arrived Wednesday with an RSVP of Thursday, for a formal opening of Friday – the last day that the title Lord Mayor would be associated with the then incumbent; the last day that she would have the entitlement to open the curtain and unveil the plaque – the plaque with her name on it.
The buildings had been occupied for 13 months but it had to be that day for the opening – not the next day when the a different politician would have been written in stone – a former Green Party; former Independent; but now Sinn Féin, so steeped and ‘proud’ to reference previous Sinn Féin Lord Mayors
During the speeches, the listeners were advised that the Lord Mayor and others had come from an earlier formal opening and unveiling.
Did this politician stand to serve her community or to see her name in stone?
My ‘cynical’ fuse is not as long as it once was…..