Amanda Gallagher is your Irish Freedom Party Local Election Candidate in the Sligo – Drumcliffe LEA. Amanda lives in Ballisodare, and first became involved in politics a decade ago, when she led the campaign to amend restrictive Building Regulations (S.I. No 9, of 2014,
Building Control Regulations) for Self- Builders in Ireland. The campaign was a huge success, and the legislation was amended in September 2015.
Amanda ran as an Independent in the last Local Elections. She is a very active member of her Community – always on hand to assist people with letters for housing, housing repairs etc, ensured an essential repair was carried out on the Martin Savage Bridge and most recently, was part of a small local team who campaigned and raised funds for the construction of a state-of-the-art Community Playground in Ballisodare, in a very short time-frame – a fantastic, successful project to be part of!
Amanda has been a strong voice on the issue of uncontrolled immigration for many years. All parties including the opposition have lost touch on the public mood in regard to this very important issue. People are afraid to talk in public, or to raise legitimate concerns regarding current levels of immigration into the country. Amanda will represent all those who feel unheard and unrepresented on this issue.
Amanda’s Priorities for your area are:
- Be a strong, trusted voice in the Council Chamber, especially on the issue of our broken immigration system and an advocate for all those she represents.
- To ensure those on the Housing List are not left waiting years for their home – campaign for a public home building programme, built by the local authority.
- To seek an urgent resolution to the ‘Mill’ Apartment Block in Ballisodare Village, which is in an extremely dilapidated condition – a resolution that all residents are happy with.
- To prioritise Youth Services, campaign for a ‘Youth Zone’, where local teenagers can socialise with their peers in a safe, fun environment.
- To campaign for waste collection to be put back into the remit of the local authority and for Sligo County Council to employ their own staff for housing repairs and maintenance of green areas etc.
- Protection of local Heritage and Historical sites, from construction development.
- Improvement to roads, public lighting, bin locations, seating areas.