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Elisa for Mayor of Limerick

Social Democrats councillor for Limerick City West, Elisa O’Donovan, has today announced she will be the Social Democrats candidate for Mayor of Limerick. O’Donovan made the announcement standing on the banks of the River Deel in Rathkeale close to where she grew up.

O’Donovan is promising to make building safe and proud spaces; a clean environment; better public amenities; community health and well-being; and transparent decision-making, her priorities as Mayor. 
O’Donovan, who was the first Social Democrat elected in Munster in 2019 said, “I am hugely ambitious for Limerick and its future. I know that, with the right leadership, Limerick can thrive and become the best place in Ireland to live.
“As a frontline healthcare worker, I have a different perspective than many in politics. My work has taught me valuable lessons about the resilience of the people who live here; the strength of our local communities and the deficits we have in so many of our important services. 
“I know that Limerick has so much potential, much of which is unfortunately being wasted because of a lack of focus and priority from central government. I know that with the right mayor in place – one who values honesty, integrity and accountability – we can change that. 

Elisa O'Donovan for Mayor

“My vision for Limerick is very clear. I want to build a Limerick that is fair, creative, prosperous and healthy. I want to build safer spaces for everyone in our city and county. I want to prioritise better public services and amenities so we can build strong and healthy communities. 
“A key focus will also be the environment and ensuring that Limerick becomes the greenest and cleanest county in the country. Crucially, I also believe that we need much more transparency and accountability in local authority decision-making and much greater engagement with the public. 
“The role of mayor in Limerick is a new one and whoever is elected will shape the future growth and development of the county for the next five years. The stakes could not be higher and we must get this right. 
“Ultimately, we must elect a mayor who will place the wellbeing of the people of Limerick at the heart of every decision and policy. As I have done in Council, I give a commitment to do this and to work tirelessly to improve life for everyone across the city and county.”

O’Donovan says, “I love our county but I think we can make things much better. I think we can make Limerick a place for ourselves, our families, and our communities to live and thrive” she said. “I want a Limerick that has the wellbeing of its people at the heart of every decision and policy”.

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