Winds of change: political and matrimonial harmony

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny (left) and his wife, Fionnuala, help Fiona Flatley with her veil at her marriage to mayor of Galway Cllr Brian Walsh (right) yesterday.

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny (left) and his wife, Fionnuala, help Fiona Flatley with her veil at her marriage to mayor of Galway Cllr Brian Walsh (right) yesterday.

 

Fianna Fáil's and Fine Gael's political differences were left out in the cold in Galway yesterday, as more than 400 guests celebrated the marriage of the city's mayor, Cllr Brian Walsh (Fine Gael).

Councillors from both parties and Fine Gael party leader Enda Kenny and his wife, Fionnuala, were among guests at the occasion in Galway Cathedral. Cllr Walsh's union with Ms Fiona Flatley of Renmore, Galway, is the second such mayoral wedding in Galway in two years. County mayor Cllr Tim Rabbitt (FF) also got married while in office two years ago.

The couple intend to fly to Barbados for a fortnight's honeymoon next week.