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Hazel Smyth

Councillor Mullingar

My vision for Mullingar

As a town strategically located in the heart of Ireland, I would like to see my wonderful town thrive and prosper as it should. As a qualified barrister, I’m determined to advocate for (i) smarter, more strategic planning decisions, (ii) improved transport facilities in and around Mullingar, (iii) local businesses to be supported and creating job opportunities and (iv) better community services for all. In times of economic prosperity, we should not be seeing business shutting down, transport facilities being worse than ever and children missing out on school due to the inaction on climate change. I am excited and prepared to work extremely hard and diligently to ensure Mullingar is an attractive, safe, clean and great place to live, work, do business, raise families and prosper.

What I stand for

I stand for people who live in Mullingar, want more for Mullingar and are frustrated with how slow improvements are to come along. I stand for women, minorities and young people who often feel voiceless in our governing bodies. I stand for a better environment for everyone – which means clean water, less pollution, safer communities and smart political decisions. I’m standing passionately for what is right and for what we deserve.

 

My experience

As a qualified barrister who has worked in international infrastructure, tax & technology companies, I’ve a wide range of expertise in advocating on behalf of others. I would love the opportunity to bring my experience as a volunteer and board director for various NGO’s to the Council; in addition to my knowledge of local business needs, etc. My primary objectives would be to improve public transportation, housing, community services and address local environmental issues. I’m always available to go the extra mile and I’m excited to inject new energy and fresh, smart ideas into how our community is governed. Please vote no 1!