Gerry Quinn

Party: Fianna Fail Election: Sligo Borough Council Election Electoral Area: West Ward (4 Seats)
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Vote No 1

Gerry Quinn

A New Voice for a new Era/ Guth Nua Don Aois Nua


Priorities

To provide a fresh new voice on Sligo Borough Council

I come into contact with people from all sectors of the community through my work and I also meet with all age groups. This gives me an opportunity to listen to the points of view of people from all walks of life and should enable me to represent the widely varying views of the community. It is important that the Borough Council elects new members to bring fresh ideas and a new way of thinking.

 
To promote measures to support local employment

The maintenance of existing jobs and the creation of new jobs is vital to economic regeneration locally. This can be assisted by providing supports to locally based support agencies such as Enterprise Boards and Leader companies. The local communities are also central to encouraging job creation. If elected, I intend entering into a consultation process with all groups which are representative of the community, for example young people, senior citizens, representatives of the unemployed. On the basis of these consultations, I intend to form “Focus Groups”. The purpose of these Focus Groups would be to look at innovative ideas to create and maintain jobs in local communities. I feel this inclusive approach is vital in the present challenging times.

 
To encourage entrepreneurship among young people

Encouraging Entrepreneurship is vital to job creation in the future. This should be developed in young people at a very early age. We have a very well educated younger population and the spirit of Entrepreneurship should be encouraged as there are many opportunities to develop new ideas particularly in the area of Science and Technology. The education curriculum at both primary and Post-Primary should be central to developing a long term strategy on this matter.

 
To provide support for community and youth organisations, including the promotion of volunteering and commitment in the locality

Volunteering and commitment in local communities is never more important than in the present challenging times. The whole concept of togetherness will help get people through the present difficult economic circumstances. I feel one of the downsides to the so-called “Celtic Tiger” years was that, to some extent, because everybody lived such busy lives, local community groups found it difficult to attract volunteers. It is widely acknowledged that volunteering plays a significant role and makes a positive contribution to improving the lives of people and to strengthening communities and civil society. It is also a means of creating and supporting a network of people who both work for, and in some cases, establish and manage organisations.

 
To promote the need for improvement of parking facilities in the West Ward area

Parking is a cause of concern in general in Sligo. A plan needs to be put in place to ensure that adequate parking facilities are available, and, realistically, this can only be achieved by the construction of multi-storey car park facilities to service the needs of workers, shoppers and tourists. The identification and development of suitable sites will be a priority if I am elected.

 
The preservation and enhancement of green areas in communities

Green areas in communities are important to the recreational needs of young people. They also enhance the image of areas and the development and maintenance of these areas give people a sense of pride in their communities. I intend to keep this to the forefront of my priority list if I am elected.

 
To support Residents’ Associations in the West Ward area

There is a tremendous amount of voluntary work being done by Residents’ Associations in all areas. The Borough Council should continue to support the work of these associations in the maintenance of the estates.




Education and Professional Experience:

     Primary education in Scoil Fatima and St. John’s NS, Sligo

     Secondary education in Summerhill College, Sligo

     Tertiary education in Institute of Education, Sligo completing a course in Certified Accountancy

     In 1990, I was admitted as an Associate of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants

      I currently hold a Practising Certificate and am also a Registered Auditor

     I currently run my own accountancy business operating from Millbrook, Riverside, Sligo

 
     Between 1988 and 2001, I lectured extensively in Financial Accounts, Taxation and Financial Management for the Institute of Taxation, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Institute of Bankers, The Institute of Accounting Technicians and Institute of Technology, Sligo

 
    I am currently the Chairperson of the Sligo Network of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)which is part of the Munster/Connacht Society of ACCA Ireland


Leisure Pursuits:

     I enjoy fishing and am a member of the local Salmon Fishing Club
     I am a member of the Board of Directors of Ballisodare Fishing Club Ltd.
    I enjoy sport in general but have a particular interest in soccer
     I also enjoy walking and reading



Home Phone: (071) 915 0113

Mobile Phone: (087) 263 6914

E-mail: gerry@gerryquinn.net


Website
http://gerryquinn.net/


Other Images


Pictured at the recent race meeting at Sligo racecourse are Sen. Marc Mac Sharry, Sen. Pascal Mooney (FF candidate in the European Elections for Ireland North West), Ms. Marian Moore (FF candidate in the East Ward for Sligo Borough Council), Mr. Gerry Quinn (FF candidate in the West Ward for Sligo Borough Council)

Pictured at the recent race meeting at Sligo racecourse are Sen. Marc Mac Sharry, Sen. Pascal Mooney (FF candidate in the European Elections for Ireland North West), Ms. Marian Moore (FF candidate in the East Ward for Sligo Borough Council), Mr. Gerry Quinn (FF candidate in the West Ward for Sligo Borough Council)

Pictured (L-R): Mr.Chris Gonley (Sligo Leader Partnership), Mr. Seamus Kilgannon, Mr. Gerry Quinn

Pictured (L-R): Mr.Chris Gonley (Sligo Leader Partnership), Mr. Seamus Kilgannon, Mr. Gerry Quinn

Pictured in Sligo Town Hall handing in their nominations for the Local Elections on June 5th were (L-R) Ms. Marian Moore (Fianna Fáil candidate for the East Ward elections for Sligo Borough Council), Mr. John Mc Nabola (Town Clerk) and Mr. Gerry Quinn (Fianna Fáil candidate for the West Ward elections for Sligo Borough Council).

Pictured in Sligo Town Hall handing in their nominations for the Local Elections on June 5th were (L-R) Ms. Marian Moore (Fianna Fáil candidate for the East Ward elections for Sligo Borough Council), Mr. John Mc Nabola (Town Clerk) and Mr. Gerry Quinn (Fianna Fáil candidate for the West Ward elections for Sligo Borough Council).

Pictured at the recent launch of the Fianna Fáil candidates for Sligo Borough Council are (L-R): Ms Marian Moore, Mr. Gerry Quinn, Cllr. Rosaleen O’ Grady

Pictured at the recent launch of the Fianna Fáil candidates for Sligo Borough Council are (L-R): Ms Marian Moore, Mr. Gerry Quinn, Cllr. Rosaleen O’ Grady


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