Fianna Fáil adds Cllr. Donagh Killilea to Galway East General Election ticket

Published on: 17 January 2020


Fianna Fáil Councillor Donagh Killilea has been selected to contest the forthcoming General Election for Galway East, joining Anne Rabbitte TD on the Party ticket in the constituency.

Councillor Donagh Killilea was first elected to Galway County Council in 2014 and has represented the people of North Galway for the past 7 years on the Local Authority. Cllr. Killilea has experience in the agri-sector as a farmer and is a commercial business manager.

Cllr. Killilea said, “I am honoured to be selected to represent Fianna Fáil and the people of Galway East in the General Election.

“Under Fine Gael housing has become an unattainable ambition for many. I am proud to have supported the building of social housing in Tuam, voting in its favour at council level, but more housing is needed across the county. This is something my Party colleagues and I are committed to.

“Fine Gael inaction on the insurance crisis is shameful while businesses, schools, clubs, and marts are struggling to meet rising insurance costs. I am proud of my involvement in the Insurance Reform Group, trying to take action to reduce soaring insurance premiums in the absence of government leadership.

“As a farmer I am well aware of the difficulties faced by those in the beef sector. A lack of leadership shown by Minister Creed has left the sector in crisis. We need real leadership to ensure farmers are getting a fair price for their cattle and the CAP negotiations are led with the best interests of Irish farmers.

“There is a health sector in crisis. Under Minister Harris the outpatient waiting list at Galway University Hospital has increased by 11k since 2016. We need a better hospital service, curtail the exodus of rural GP’s, and an improved capacity in our hospitals is required.

“I am proud of the Fianna Fáil record and support in Galway East where we have historically returned two seats. I look forward to working with my Party colleague Anne Rabbitte TD, meeting the voters of Galway East once again, and working hard to secure two seats for Fianna Fáil in the next Dáil,” concluded Cllr. Killilea.

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