Una Mullally: Kellie Harrington's victory shows community matters

For all the lofty talk about the importance of community, Portland Row just showed it

Kellie Harrington’s family neighbourhood erupted in joy at her gold medal win in Tokyo. Video: Enda O'Dowd

Kellie Harrington didn’t just win an Olympic gold medal with incredible resilience, composure, sophistication and style. In showing us who she is and how she is, and in her community showing the nation who they are, she, and her community of Portland Row and Dublin 1, collectively demonstrated something to be proud of, something to aspire to, and something to protect. Community matters.

It’s the thing that should be at the core of all Dublin city’s plans and places, old and new. Look at it. Feel it.

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