Farmer, former football coach, community activisit and a former mayor of Donegal town, Tom Conaghan launched his bid to get a seat on Donegal County council last night in Pier 1 in Donegal Town.
Family, friends and supporters heard Mr Conaghan explain why he feels it is vital that Donegal town and its environs elects a member to Donegal County Council and why he feels he should be that person.
“This town and its surrounding areas lost out for the last five years because we didn’t elect a person to Donegal County Council and at that time it was suggested that there were so many candidates taking votes out of this town and its surrounds that it ensured only one thing, that we wouldn’t have a local councillor.”
Conaghan said voters in the Donegal town area needed to use their heads this time and not repeat what was a very costly mistake for the town last time out.
“You have to have a voice at that table that is local and I am a local person with a track record of working for this town. People know my record, people know I can be trusted and people know that I say it as it is and that has always been my way, so that’s my approach. I’m local, I have worked in the community, I served as mayor and I think made that position work for the good of the town, so now I want to use that knowledge and skill about the system to the benefit of Donegal town and its environs.”
Tom Conaghan runs as an independent candidate for the Donegal Municipal area which will elect six councillors. The election takes place on May 23rd.