‘Make Ironman Danny a Freeman’ – Jackson

Ironman hero Danny Quigley is to be granted the freedom of the city if a Sinn Féin motion to the local council is passed, it can be revealed.

Waterside Councillor and Deputy Mayor Christopher Jackson confirmed that he will be making the proposal at next week’s full council meeting.

Cllr. Jackson said: “Danny Quigley’s incredible feat of ten Ironman races in ten consecutive days really captured the imagination of the entire region and inspired so many of us.

“He raised over £100,000 for local charities as well as a huge amount of awareness around mental health and the importance of sport and physical activity in promoting a healthy body and mind.

“It is only right that we recognise this remarkable achievement and my motion will ask the mayor to call a special meeting of council to confer the freedom of the city on Danny Quigley.

“Danny certainly united this city behind him and I hope that all parties can support my motion and ensure we pay a fitting tribute to one of our homegrown heroes.”