Yesterday evening we reported, on our social media accounts, that UCC student & Cork City Councillor Stephen Cunningham was missing, and that Gardaí were appealing for information. Thankfully Stephen was found safely later that night.
This morning Stephen has released a statement via Sinn Féin, which we will publish below:
“Firstly, I would like to thank my family, friends, colleagues, and the wider public, for their expressions of support and concern.
“Over the last number of weeks, I have found myself feeling enormous pressure. It hasn’t been easy.
“I am grateful for all those who have rallied around me.
“I am now spending time with my family. I need some space and I would sincerely appreciate that my need for privacy be respected.
“Again, my heartfelt thanks to everyone.”
Cllr.Cunningham also noted that if any constituents needed to contact him with constituency issues to please call 021-4212233. Statement via Sinn Féin.