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Meet the candidates: Cllr Gerald Mitchell, Fine Gael, Cappamore-Kilmallock

Meet the candidates: Cllr Gerald Mitchell, Fine Gael, Cappamore-Kilmallock

Gerald Mitchell

Address

Benrue House, Hospital

Occupation

Qualified auctioneer with Mitchell Auctioneers Hospital (established over 100 Years), M.S.C.S.I. (member society chartered surveyors Ireland) Commissioner for Oaths, Peace Commissioner, Honours Certificate in Agriculture from Salesian College Pallaskenry. Office available 24/7

Why have you decided to run in the local elections ?

Proud and honoured to continue my family tradition of serving the community and in helping people at local level, Thomas B. Mitchell was the first chairman of Limerick County Council in 1899, Edward Mitchell also served with him, followed by E.J. Mitchell and Thomas M Mitchell, solicitor and coroner.

Why should people vote for you?

The Mitchell motto always down through the years has been: ‘Public Service Not Self Service’.

We uphold the office with integrity and are champions of the people. I am a skilled negotiator with vast experience, a proven work ethic and also have a term as councillor under my belt.

I also work very hard and the fruits of my labour are evident on the ground. I am a man of the people, for the people and by the people.

What do you think is lacking in your area and what will you be campaigning for?

To endeavour to improve the quality of services and lives of the people. Upgrading sewage treatment facilities is a priority. the current treatment plants are not fit for purpose and so areas remain stagnant.

I aim to help improve our infrastructure including roads, footpaths, lighting, broadband etc, whatever is necessary for the common good.

I would also seek to aid the vulnerable, the elderly and to promote business, employment and the farming community.