Former SF Councillor Paddy McQuillan who is to run as an indpendent candidate in the Drogheda Urdan electoral area.
It’s been one of the worst kept secrets ever but well-known community worker and former SF Councillor Paddy McQuillan has finally announced that he is to put his name forward once again as a candidate in the local elections. But this time as an Independent.
Following discussions with many different sectors of the Drogheda community and having received very positive feedback, Paddy says: “There is an appetite out there for real change and I believe I have the experience and the energy to deliver it.”
“People are fed up with the same old faces mouthing the same old sound bites” he added.
During recent discussions with the people of Drogheda including members of community groups, community activists and the business sector, Paddy said that many areas of concern have been expressed to him time and time again.
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To sum up just a few of those concerns:
"Many people around Drogheda know me. They know me from my work over many years with community organisations such as Boomerang and The Red Door project.
"They know me from my work with community events such as the Drogheda Raft Race and the Drogheda Summer League. They know that I have five years’ experience as a councillor under my belt. I know the system. I know how it works. I have worked in the community sector of Drogheda for almost twenty years now.
I am putting my name forward to offer the people of Drogheda another choice when they go out to cast their vote on May 24th. I offer a new approach to local politics; a better voice speaking for the people of Drogheda. Given the chance I will fight tooth and nail for Drogheda."