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Hi, I'm Róisín.

I’m a candidate for the local elections in North Clare in 2019. I am running in North Clare because of its people: their resilience and can-do attitude. This hardworking philosophy inspired me to community activism and motivated me to co-found, among other things: Ennistymon Scouts, Mol an Óige Primary School and Fracking Free Clare. I have run numerous fundraising events, including for Ennistymon Hospital, Lahinch Playground and Inagh Camogie Club. I am no stranger to navigating bureaucracy for the benefit of my community. I sourced funding for Tidy Towns groups, Mens’ Sheds, and National Bike Week Events.

Here’s what I hope to do as a councillor:

Supporting Communities

I will work with the people of North Clare to:

  • Improve access to health services and housing
  • Bridge the gap between services, funding and the people who need them
  • Increase supports for older people
  • Provide more accessible public transport for North Clare
  • Ensure access to funding for voluntary groups and organisations

Supporting Small Business

Small businesses are the biggest employer in North Clare and a lifeline for the local economy. I will work to:

  • Ensure better access to local training, marketing and support for small businesses
  • Promote sustainable tourism in North Clare and help market local tourism businesses
  • Work with local entrepreneurs to help future proof Clare businesses against Brexit

Supporting Farmers & The Food Industry

Farmers have always been the natural custodians of the environment and are very aware of the effects of climate change. I will:

  • Work toward better prices for meat and milk by linking farmers directly to consumers
  • Assist with diversification (eg: biofuel, energy generation) and meeting new EU demands
  • Work for a less bureaucratic approach to the cottage food industry in Clare
  • Help farmers develop sustainable solutions to meet the challenges of more regular extreme weather events.

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