Station officer, Kilmallock Fire Station/ Operate family business.
Why have you decided to run in the local elections?
I have decided to run in the local elections having been involved with the local community for many years in different organisations such as the GAA, Credit Union, Community Alert the Community Council and others.
If elected I would work closely with Limerick City and County Council to be part of the decision making in local communities.
Why should people vote for you?
I have a proud and proven track record of being involved with the local communities for over 30 years through the emergency services and family businesses.
I have plenty of experience in management, administration and decision making.
What do you think is lacking in your community and what will you be campaigning for?
Meeting with people while out canvassing, issues that are continuously being raised include rural crime, drug abuse and house break-ins; the old and the vulnerable do not feel safe in their homes.
There was new legislation introduced some years ago for a mandatory sentence of 10 years for repeat offenders but to my knowledge it has never been enforced.
I work with gardaí as part of my job in the Fire Service and I believe that they carry out their work professionally but the law seems to break down in the courtroom.
Other issues being raised are local infrastructure, lack of housing, traffic calming, street lighting and serious concerns by the farming community about the fallout from Brexit and possible tariffs on dairy products and beef exports.
Finally if elected I would work hard at making our communities better places to live in for ourselves and for the future.
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