Positive, Proactive and Pro-People

Cllr Frank Fahy Profiles 23I am a native of Menlo and am a fluent Irish speaker. Married to Gerardine Nestor from Bushy Park and have 3 children. I work with Big O Taxis. I am a member of Galway City Council since March 2011.  Served as Deputy Mayor from March to June 2011 and from June 2012 to June 2013.

  • Member of the Audit committee responsible for oversight of Galway City Councils Budget.
  • Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Strategic Policy Committee.
  • Member of the Economic Development and Planning strategic Policy Committee.
  • Chairman of Rapid, Revitalizing Areas through Planning Investment and Development.
  • Since becoming a Councillor I have worked to ensure that the Community Centre in Balinfoile, which residents have been waiting for 30 years, will finally become a reality. Contracts to be signed in early 2014.
  • Successfully opposed the removal of the Menlo Park Roundabout on safety grounds.
  • A new state of the art 42 bed Nursing Home in Castlegar. Construction start date March 2014.
  • Worked with local residents to develop safe walking routes, reopened Mass path in Castlegar and bog road in Carrabrowne.
  • Worked to ensure that the heritage cottage at Ballindooly is preserved and protected.
  • Proposed the reduction of daily parking charges which saw Dyke Rd and Cathedral car parks reduced from €5 to €4  and on street parking reduced  from €2.60 to €2 per hour.
  • I am leading the opposition to the proposed bus corridor through the middle of Merlin Woods.
  • Made representations to the National Transport Authority and Bus Éireann for a better bus service on the Headford Road and now have a service fit for purpose.
  • Proposed and secured the new taxi rank on Bridge Street.
  • Secured funding to begin restoring Menlo Castle in this year’s budget.
  • Secured a Community Employment Scheme in association with Galway Civic Trust for Menlo which will undertake much needed local projects such as restoring the castle, gate lodge and monument.

PROJECTS THAT I AM WORKING ON AND WANT TO SEE ADVANCED

  1. A seven day indoor market for Galway similar to the Milk Market in Limerick and the English Market in Cork.
  2. Ensuring that there is a transport hub in the new proposal for Galway Harbour. Major issue with busloads of tourists bypassing Galway City because there are no parking spaces for buses in the City Centre.
  3. Developing our waterways and water based activity on Lough Corrib/river, the canals and Galway Bay for leisure and tourist activity.
  4. Develop Tonabrocky Quarry as a tourist attraction, abseiling and rock climbing as it adjoins the Wild Atlantic Way which Bord Fáilte are marketing abroad. I believe as a country we have a flair for tourism and can create sustainable jobs.

DETAILS

  • NAME: Cllr Frank Fahy
  • ADDRESS: Menlo House Monument Road Menlo  Galway
  • MOBILE: 087 2345852
  • EMAIL: ffahy@cllr.galwaycity.ie
  • WEBSITE: www.frankfahy.com
  • FACEBOOK: facebook.com/frank.fahy
  • TWITTER: twitter.com/CllrFrankFahy

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