My Plan for Drogheda

Living and Working Well

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  • Promote Drogheda as a ‘Living Wage’ city

  • Attract meaningful IDA investment to the area (implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs I developed in 2015/16) 

  • Continue to develop and enhance the role of The Mill Enterprise Centre as the key driver of new SME development in the Dr

  • Obtain funding for the Northern Port Access Route- Advance my legislation to restore power to Drogheda Borough Council 

  • Secure city status and promote greater cooperation between Louth & Meath

  • enhance trade union rights and ensure the lowest paid got a better deal.

Education Matters

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  • More school places and investment in and support for our local schools 
  • Develop a satellite campus of DkIT in Drogheda
  • Ensure that government build the new Louth Meath Education & Training Board HQ on the site I secured for the town

Valuing and Developing our town

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  • Make Drogheda a ‘green city’

  • Secure ‘Living City’ status for Drogheda’s historic core and complete the redevelopment and regeneration of the West Gate area

  • Complete the extension and refurbishment of St. Mary’s and Boyne View House on the Dublin Road.- Develop a playground on the northside of Drogheda

  • Provide a safer community with more Garda resources and a multi-agency response to drug crime and the social impact of problem drug use

A Cultural capital, Tourism and Sport

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  • Enhance and improve our public transport services with the new D4 & D5 services

  • Build the new stadium for Drogheda United FC and our new municipal playing pitches in the northern environs

  • Develop a plan with all stakeholders to establish Drogheda as the ‘culture capital’ of the North East with dedicated studio space for artists managed along co-operative principles

  • Create a plan to support our town centre as a prime retail destination 

  • Develop capacity at Drogheda Port and support the redevelopment of the town quays space - Make Drogheda a pedestrian and cyclist friendly town by pedestrianising the town centre- Promote a new train station for Drogheda’s northside.