Angela Feeney, Labour
Name: Angela Feeney
Address: Straffan Road, Maynooth Co. Kildare
Occupation: Head of School of Languages, Law and Social Science at Technological University, Dublin (formerly DIT).
Why have you decided to run in the Local Elections?
I have put myself forward for the local elections on May 24th because I believe it is time to add a new and truly local voice to Kildare County Council.
My family are from Maynooth, generations back, I was educated locally at the Presentation Girls School, then at Maynooth Post Primary and thanks to being awarded the President’s Scholarship, I attended Maynooth University. My three children have also been educated locally, my husband Barry is a great supporter of Maynooth GAA and gives a hand with their second senior team. I have seen Maynooth grow over the years and much of it has been positive but I think we need to continue to be vigilant and monitor that growth.
Why should people vote for you?
Over the years I have always tried to contribute to the local community, I was on the Playground Committee which successfully secured the badly needed playground amenity for our children.
I served as the elected parent representative on Maynooth Post Primary Board of Management. I am the vice-secretary of the Carton Avenue Preservation Society, Chair of our Residents’ Association, a member of Maynooth Community Council as well as having served as Secretary of the Labour Branch.
Having lived here and raised my family here, I know what the issues are that are having an impact on people's lives in our community. I feel the combination of real understanding and knowledge of my area and my skills of negotiation and a can-do approach to solving issues, makes me a suitable candidate. I will work hard and work in partnership to address issues and protect the character of our communities.
What do you think is lacking in your area and what will you be campaigning for?
If elected, I would:
Work to preserve the heritage and character of the beautiful place where we live.
Work in partnership with Maynooth University to manage future growth.
Work to get increased Garda presence in our town. We need that 24 hour Garda station!
Work to preserve and improve the public amenities we have but also add to them, we need that swimming pool!
Work to get the DART extended as a sustainable form of transport into the future.
Work to manage traffic congestion. We need that ring road!
Work to ensure there is sustainable and realistic planning for our community.
Work with all relevant bodies to provide further PLC education opportunities for our growing younger community.
Work to ensure there are adequate local childcare provision. We need more crèches!
Is Gaeilgóir mise, bhain mé céim sa Ghaeilge agus is mór an onór dom tacaíocht a thabhairt do Ghaelcholáiste Má Nuad.
Please give me your Number One vote on May 24th! Go raibh mïle maith agaibh!