Martin Monaghan, Fianna Fáil
Change is the primary reason behind Fianna Fáíl's Martin Monaghan's decision to dip his toe in Longford's local electoral pool.
The self employed butcher, who works alongside his father Christy in the family business on Killashee Street believes he possesses the necessary acumen to make a real difference over the next five years.
“I believe in change, because if you change nothing, nothing changes,” he said.
“I feel I can contribute towards bettering our communities.
“Therefore, I feel it's time to be active rather than passive and I am determined to link the rural and urban electorate to give Longford a stronger voice.”
A major advocate behind the need to breathe new life into towns and villages up and down the county, Mr Monaghan also wants to see an increase in CCTV provision and the initiation of a third level educational hub on the site of Longford's former Connolly Barracks.
“We all have role to play in the quality of life in our towns and our villages,” he added.
In calling for an ‘age-friendly’ window for OAP’s to be set up at Longford Post Office, Mr Monaghan stated: “I want to use my local experience to serve the people of Longford, to make the changes I believe are needed to make our towns and villages more self-sufficient and sustainable place to live.”