The Formal Launch by local Poet and Activist Sarah Clancy of Councillor Catherine Connolly’s Election Campaign as an Independent Candidate will take place on Monday the 1st February at 8.30pm in Park House Hotel.
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Press Statement-28th January 2016
Cllr Catherine Connolly-Independent Candidate in the forthcoming General Election.
Cllr Catherine Connolly, an independent candidate in the forthcoming general election said the formal launch of her campaign will take place next Monday night the 1st February at 8.30pm in Park House Hotel and she is particularly delighted that well known poet and activist Sarah Clancy has agreed to formally launch the campaign.
All are welcome.
Cllr Connolly said that she has been campaigning door to door for some time now and the positive response has been heartening. Moreover she said since she was first elected a City Councillor in 1999 she has consistently worked with the people of Galway and Conamara with the common good to the fore at all times.
More particularly she said she has campaigned for a public health system for all based on need and used her position on the Regional Health Forum to improve the health services and to retain public nursing home beds in Merlin Park, Carraroe, Clifden and the Aran Islands. Furthermore, she has repeatedly called on the government to invest in social housing as an integral part of the solution to the housing crisis and deplored the situation which has been allowed develop where approximately 15,000 people in the City are on the housing waiting list and not one single social housing unit has been built since 2009.
She has also campaigned for the provision of an integrated public transport system including the provision of park and ride facilities on the East and West of the City, the provision of a comprehensive school transport service and the provision of a light rail service to tackle Galway’s Traffic Congestion.
In addition, Cllr Connolly has been to the fore in a number of campaigns including the campaign against water charges, the privatisation of Galway’s refuse service and the campaign to retain the new Knocknacarra and Ballinfoile Community Centres in public ownership.
Finally, she said with the exception of a former Fianna Fáil TD and Minister for Justice, Galway West has not returned a female TD to the Dáil since the foundation of the state.
In this regard and based on her record and experience to date as a City Councillor, she is asking voters to work with her to elect the first Independent female TD from this constituency to Dáil Éireann.