My vision for Dundalk
I am fiercely proud of Dundalk and I believe we can have a future that is economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. To deliver this we need to help local businesses to compete and grow, promote greater access to enterprise supports through the new powers that the County Council will have, ensure our children have access to the best possible education, and keep the elderly safe in their homes through better policing and crime prevention.
What I stand for
I stand for providing professional and effective representation to all of my constituents throughout Dundalk South and working full-time to protect and promote my local community.
- Protect crucial local services from further cuts.
- Ensure national government cannot ignore the weakest and most vulnerable in our communities.
- Ensure Dundalk is developed in a careful and responsible way.
- Ensure that planning decisions are made in the long-term interests of current and future generations.
I am a full-time public representative serving the people of Dundalk South. I was first elected to Dundalk Town Council in 2009 and later became a member of Louth County Council following the appointment of Cllr. Mark Dearey to the Seanad. Since then I have worked with my constituents, helping them to secure the housing, educational and social supports they are entitled to.
In 2011 I had the privilege to serve as Cathaoirleach of Dundalk Town Council and was honoured to welcome leading employers such as PayPal and Prometric to Dundalk. I was also involved at every stage in the redevelopment of Market Square, and in securing approximately €1m in funding for the Smarter Travel School Programme which has made it easier and safer for young people to walk and cycle to school.