Local elections candidate Cllr Gerry Hagan is committed to enhancing Longford's community development

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Gerry Hagan

Cllr Gerry Hagan

Living on the outskirts of Longford town in the parish of Killow, Gerry Hagan is a post-primary school teacher with a keen interest in farming.

He is currently a councillor in Granard MD after being selected to replace Cllr John Duffy in April 2018.

Gerry's pastimes include GAA, rugby, soccer and golf and he served on the executive of Longford GAA over the past ten years as PRO, Irish Officer, Leinster Council Delegate; he is currently the Central Council Delegate.

He also served as chairperson of his local GAA Club, Emmet Óg.

Gerry's priorities if elected are the provision of top quality fibre broadband for all homes and businesses in Longford.

With a keen affiliation to agriculture, he promises to work hard and lobby to ensure the best deals for farmers in CAP 2020 and to increase prices of beef, dairy and sheep product.

Affordable housing for everyone is also at the top of his list of priorities and he hopes to get the opportunity to improve disability access by increasing disability awareness and delivering appropriate services for those in need.

He also believes that the upgrade and improvement of local road networks is an important issue in the county and hopes to increase inward investment in Longford to deliver sustainable local employment for everyone.