Dan McSweeney, Fine Gael
Why have you decided to run in the Local Elections?
I have had a keen interest in politics from a very young age having joined Young Fine Gael at the age of 15. In 2013 I was elected chairperson of Limerick Comhairle na nOg. This gave me the opportunity to represent my peers at both local and national level. I have been actively involved with the party over the last number of years. I have served as vice-chair of the Willie O’Brien Branch in Patrickswell since 2016. I also became a member of Limerick County Fine Gael Executive serving as youth officer for the constituency. I am also a member on my local Community Council of which I am treasurer and I am aware of the many ongoing issues in the community and surrounding areas. I know with hard work and dedication local representatives can make a positive contribution to their area and to the people living within that area. Going forward I believe that both youth and experience are required on Limerick’s local authority.
I firmly believe that I can deliver for my constituency and that I can make a difference.
Why should people vote for you?
It is imperative that we have the best people representing us at both local and national level. I believe that for Limerick City West we need a fresh approach to local politics - people like me with new ideas, drive, ambition, and motivation to deliver for the people of the area. We need leadership to address local issues now and plan for the future. As your Fine Gael candidate should I be elected on May 24. I will work tirelessly to ensure you have a strong voice at Council level who will deliver results.
What do you think is lacking in your area and what will you be campaigning for?
There are many issues in the Limerick City West area and should I be elected I will work hard on the following issues:
Provision of Community, Sports and Recreational Facilities
Improve connectivity with Limerick City Centre
Support the regeneration of Limerick City Centre
Champion local business and tourism initiatives
Address local environmental issues
Support community organisations to secure funding for local initiatives
Endeavour to extend the public sewerage scheme in rural areas.
Continue the footpath along the N69 between Clarina and the Brick Lodge and also reduce the speed limit in this area
Complete the regeneration of Patrickswell Main St with additional funding.
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