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Former UUP mayor Robert Mulligan`took great pride in representing' his community

Tributes have been paid to Robert Mulligan, a former Mayor of Dungannon, who has passed away
Marie Louise McConville

FORMER Ulster Unionist politician Robert Mulligan has been described as someone who "took great pride in representing the community" following his death.

Mr Mulligan, a former mayor of Dungannon, was also a former Chairman of the South Tyrone Association.

He was an elected UUP representative for 26 years having served on Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council from 1993, holding the office of mayor three times as well as a number of other positions.

He later served on Mid Ulster District Council from 2014 to 2019.

UUP MLA Rosemary Barton said Mr Mulligan was "a real gentleman, who took great pride in representing the community in which he lived".

"He gave of his time very generously and was a dedicated representative who served as mayor in Dungannon District Council on three separate occasions."

She said Mr Mulligan would be "greatly missed".

"His continued interest in the work of the council after he retired is testament to how much he enjoyed his time in local government," she said.

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