Ballymahon MD Election Profiles: Mick Cahill offering support for community issues

Jessica Thompson

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Ballymahon MD Election Profiles: Mick Cahill offering support for community issues

Cllr Mick Cahill, Fianna Fáil

As Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council 2016/17, Colehill man Cllr Mick Cahill helped to facilitate the arrival of Center Parcs, creating 1,000 jobs in south Longford.

He was involved promoting the delivery of the gas pipeline to Ballymahon and was instrumental in a substantial funding increase for community groups, including Tidy Towns, through grant aid support.

He also promoted the construction of a walkway around Corlea Trackway and led initiatives to enhance and regenerate community walkways along the Royal Canal and the developmen tof a slipway for access to the River Inny.

Going forward, Mick hopes for re-election so he can continue to work towards the provision of gas to Ballymahon and Longford, support the provision of affordable housing, support access to educational grants and foster positive mental health and wellbeing for young people and the community by supporting local sports and recreation facilities and activities.

Married to midwife, Carol, and father of three children - Siona (President of USI), Una (LSAD SU President) and Aisling (Fashion student in UL), Mick is a Bord na Móna employee.

He is also keen to support the environment and has had no new posters printed for this election, instead opting to re-use posters from his previous election campaign.