Health

I will fight for the better and fairer health service for all. The closure of Roscommon A&E and Mental Health Services in Ballinasloe need to be reversed. It is unacceptable to see General, Mental and Maternity health services being downgraded or closed. I will fight for the retention and improvement of these services as this is the only way forward. Disability services must also be supported as it is clearly wrong to target the most vulnerable in our society for cut-backs. T.D.s need to stand up for our rural areas, our small towns and our Health Services. You have the opportunity to send a strong message to government that these cut-backs must stop
Let me be your messenger and I will ensure that your message is heard loud and clear!

Education

Michael outside Glinsk National School where he is a member of the Board of Management.

Michael outside Glinsk National School where he is a member of the Board of Management.

Education is a right that every child is entitled to. Our local schools need to be protected as they are vital in the retention of rural population as well as giving our villages and towns a sense of identity. We must be proactive in making sure that services are available in all areas. Rural schools have done their communities proud and are essential to the basic fabric of our areas.