Cllr Jerry O'Dea
City East Councillor and Publican
Why have you decided to run again in the local elections?
I am very proud of Limerick. Growing up and working in Limerick I came to realise that the best way to improve our city and county is to be involved.
Since election to the last City and County Council, I have been able to help and assist many community based organisations and sporting clubs.
If re-elected I want to continue and expand this positive work.
Why should people vote for you?
I was elected in 2014 at my first time running.
Unfortunately we have lost many first-time elected councillors and that valuable experience is now lost.
Since elected I have, in my first term, gone on to serve as Mayor Of Limerick City and chairman of The Milk Market amongst many other things.
I want to continue this work. A vote for me is a vote for putting experience into action.
What do you think is lacking in your area and what will you be campaigning for?
In City East crime and anti-social behaviour is an ongoing challenge. Despite the best efforts of An Gardai we have challenges all around Limerick City East.
At present I am a member of the Council Joint Policing Committee and at our next meeting I will be asking the Garda Commissioner to pursue the building of a new Garda station for the Castletroy/University Of Limerick/Newtown area.
In the absence of our current Fine Gael minister’s backing for this important project I will be campaigning for, at a minimum, a Garda substation for this heavily populated part of Limerick.
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