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Thomas Walsh - Fine Gael

Questions & Answers

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Thomas Walsh - Fine Gael

Q: What do you think will be the main issues coming up on the door steps in Sligo-Leitrim now that the election campaign is under way?
A: We need to build affordable housing. We need to increase our bed capacity and develop our regional hospital. We need more sustainable jobs in our constituency.

Q: What should be the key local priorities for the Sligo-Leitrim constituency in the next Dail?
A: We have to play catch up with East Coast success and achieve balanced regional development.

Q: Why should people vote for you?
A: I have the energy, sense of initiative, enthusiasm and commitment to serving the needs and interests of our communities. I have a sense of optimism and ambition to work through any obstacle and achieve a solution.

Q: If you had the power to make one big thing happen, locally or nationally, what would it be?
A: My top and enduring priority is to ensure that our constituency becomes the major growth centre for the North West.

Q: Who will top the poll in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency?
A: My focus is on meeting the needs and interests of the electorate rather than on the opposition or the competition. I trust that the candidate that does this best will top the poll.