For most of us, Christmas is a time when we look forward to spending quality time relaxing with family and friends.
However for others Christmas can also be a difficult time. It can be a painful and sad time for many families, particularly for those who have suffered bereavement over the past year. I would encourage the community to rally around these families, friends and neighbours and provide them with the help and support that they need.
In my role as Council Chair I have seen at close hand, not least in the community campaign to save the services at Dalriada Hospital how well the community can work together and how their work can contribute to the social fabric of our society, making this a better place to live and bonding us all together.
I wish everyone in Moyle a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2015.
Yours Councillor Dónal Cunningham