My name is Donal Geraghty, I am the new Labour Party Castlebar Local Area Representative.
I have a huge interest in local issues in Castlebar. My priority is to contribute to improving our local community, such as campaigning for improved ambulance response times for life threatening emergencies. Through my involvement with our local Order of Malta Ambulance Corps I have experienced the importance of us helping each other and empowering communities. I am also campaigning for a Suicide and Self-Harm crisis centre to be established in Castlebar. Every week, 15 people die by suicide in Ireland and according to UNICEF one in 10,000 Irish teenagers will die by suicide.
As a young person I want to see that young people are given the opportunity to get a job in their own county and not have to rely on the Social welfare system. I believe we need committed people at local level to encourage individuals and local groups to work together to improve the quality of life for our local area.
Please feel free to contact me about any issues or concerns you may have and I’ll do my very best to help you.