Kevin Callan aiming to retain his council seat
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