Cllr. Micheál Carrigy
Micheál was first elected as a public representative, in the Granard Area, in 2009. He was subsequently re-elected in the Granard Municipal District in 2014, and again in 2019 – when he was elected on the first count. He was elected as Cathaoirleach of Longford County Council for 2019-20.
He is married to Una and they have 3 children, Braiden, Odhran and Davin. A Postmaster in Ballinalee he is deeply rooted in numerous organisation in the local community and county. An exceptionally hard working and effective representative, he was Longford GAA’s representative on Central Council in Croke Park, having previously served as Youth Officer, Leinster Council Delegate and vice-chairman of the County Board.
He was a member of the Midlands Regional Authority from 2009 to 2014. He is currently on the Board of Management of Ard Scoil Phadraig in Granard and is also treasurer of the local Sean Connolly GAA Club. Micheál was instrumental in securing funding for a monument for the late General Sean MacEoin in Ballinalee. He is also chairperson of the County Longford Tourism Committee, who working with Longford County Council recently completed upgrades to the Royal Canal towpath as a walking and cycling route.
“If elected, I will make tackling rural decline, law and order, job creation and improving our infrastructure my main objectives. I have a very strong record of working on behalf of all community groups and individuals throughout Longford. I now want to continue this work on a national level in Dáil Éireann and to make sure my constituents get the services and investments that you deserve.” says Micheál.
Micheál priorities are
- Regeneration and renewal of our rural villages and additional supports for the agricultural sector
- Increased investment in our infrastructure, our services and our facilities. We need our fair share!
- Support for families through affordable housing, childcare and improved access to jobs and enterprise.