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Susan Gallagher

Candidate for Waterford City South

My vision

I want Waterford City to be a great place for people to live, work and raise their families, while feeling part of the community.

What I stand for

I stand for honesty, integrity and inclusiveness. I want it to be easier for individuals and communities to be more sustainable.

My priorities

    • Clean streets: reduce litter, fly-tipping and dog fouling.
    • More greenery in the city, with plenty of trees that are suitable for and urban context.
    • A safer place to get around by bike, on foot or in a wheelchair.
    • More innovative ways of dealing with rainwater and therefore preventing flooding in Waterford.

My experience

I have lived in Waterford for the past 11 years. In the past year, I have been involved in the Sick of Plastic and Together for Yes Campaigns. I am a civil engineer, with experience in water supply and conservation. I work as a lecturer in Waterford Institute of Technology and am the current chairperson of Engineers Ireland South East Region. I am passionate about inspiring young people to study science and engineering. Before moving to Waterford, I tutored refugee children in Dublin, and I currently volunteer with Calmast, WIT’s science outreach group, and STEPS, Engineers Ireland’s outreach programme.