Micky Brady MP takes part in History Q&A session


Mickey Brady MP took time out of his busy constituency schedule to visit St Joseph’s Boys’ High School History Department on Friday. Mr Brady spoke at length with the boys about his own background, the history of Sinn Fein and more contemporary political issues which impact the boys’ daily lives such as funding for both the Health and Education sectors.  Speaking on the issue of equality he noted that both the continued existence of the Transfer Test and the fact that boys at St Joseph’s were still being deprived of the right to complete their education right through to A level at the school was “grossly unfair, and contrary to the principles of equality for which Sinn Fein stands.” In the lively Q&A session afterwards he was asked by pupil Aaron McGurk what first made him realise that he wanted to be a politician, to which he replied, “I had for many years worked with local organisations and charity groups and in retrospect it was a natural progression.  I suppose you could say politics chose me.  Being a politician is a lot like being a teacher in that it is a vocation of service and I feel very lucky to be able to serve you guys and the rest of the people of Newry and Armagh.”  Mr Morgan, Head of History, also noted “Mickey is a long-time supporter of the school and it is great to have a representative who is both empathetic with the issues facing our young people today and whose track record of service was undeniable.  This track record of service gives us great confidence that he will continue to support the boys of St Joseph’s in the challenges that lie ahead.”

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