Kevin Cal­lan aim­ing to re­tain his coun­cil seat

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

IN­DE­PEN­DENT Coun­cil­lor and Deputy Mayor Kevin Cal­lan is to con­test next May’s lo­cal elec­tions and wants peo­ple to judge him on what he has de­liv­ered over the last decade.

“I’m run­ning on my record, not on prom­ises and we need very strong and ex­pe­ri­enced coun­cil­lors to con­tinue to fight for Drogheda in County Hall. I have high­lighted and tack­led many of these is­sues where I saw that Drogheda had not re­ceived fair or equal treat­ment in many ar­eas for many years and the re­sults of that speak for them­selves”.

Cllr Cal­lan said that in­ward in­vest­ment, job cre­ation and projects such as the North­ern

Cross Route and re­mov­ing the ramp tolls were all is­sues that were on the hori­zon and would have to be dealt with but he also said he was look­ing for­ward to meet­ing as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble be­fore vot­ing day on May 24th to talk about is­sues that peo­ple in the area want dealt with as well such as wa­ter ser­vices and roads.

“I cam­paigned and suc­ceeded in get­ting St Lau­rences Gate closed to ve­hi­cle traf­fic, this took four at­tempts over six years but I would not give up and the pub­lic sup­port and cam­paign was amaz­ing. I fought for two years to have the res­i­dents pay park­ing per­mit charge re­moved but again stuck at it un­til we were treated equally to Dun­dalk. Up to the bud­get this year we were pay­ing 20cent more per hour for on street park­ing than Dun­dalk, I fought to have this equalised and now it has been. Lo­cal is­sues are very im­por­tant to me and I will be work­ing for ev­ery­one in the Drogheda and the greater Drogheda area from the Dublin Road to Tullyallen, Clogher­head to Bal­tray if I am re-elected.’

He con­tested that last Gen­eral Elec­tion for Louth and East Meath where he polled over 3000 first pref­er­ence votes.

Kevin, who qual­i­fied as a Bar­ris­ter in 2007 and is an In­dus­trial Re­la­tions and Em­ploy­ment Law Spe­cial­ist is mar­ried to Ruth Clin­ton and has also served in many dif­fer­ent vol­un­tary ca­pac­i­ties with or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Drogheda Women’s Refuge, Drogheda Youth De­vel­op­ment, SOSAD, The Red Door Project, The Drogheda City Sta­tus Cam­paign, The Cam­paign Not to Re-name the Lour­des Hos­pi­tal and is the cur­rent Chair­per­son of Drogheda’s Tidy Town Com­mit­tee.

Cllr Kevin Cal­lan

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