Declan Geraghty joins Independent Ireland

Cllr Declan Geraghty has announced his decision to join Independent Ireland, following in the footsteps of his constituency colleague Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice.

In a statement, Independent Ireland said the party is thrilled to welcome Cllr Geraghty – current Cathaoirleach of Ballinasloe Municipal District – into its ranks. The party confirmed that he has been chosen to stand for election in the Ballinasloe Local Electoral Area (LEA) for the upcoming Galway County Council elections on behalf of Independent Ireland.

Cllr Geraghty, a well-known family man and business man, was first elected to Galway County Council in 2019.

Beyond his political endeavours, since 2005, Declan, alongside his business partner Michael Donnellan, has spearheaded DG Roofing, a flourishing roofing retail venture based in Williamstown, Co Galway, providing employment for 22 people.

Cllr Geraghty has a strong dedication to addressing the challenges of drugs and rural crime through his role on the Joint Policing Committee. He is equally committed to ensuring access to social and affordable housing, aiming to secure a home for every resident in need within his community. Enhancing rural road conditions and encouraging youth participation in politics are further pivotal aspects of his agenda.

Michael Collins TD, leader of Independent Ireland, said: “Since his election to Galway Co Council in 2019, Declan has proven himself as an exemplary public servant and a pillar of his community.

“His entrepreneurial spirit, alongside his dedication to public service, evidenced by his local employment initiatives and his proactive approach to problem-solving, underscore his invaluable contribution to our party. We are excited and proud to welcome a candidate of Declan’s stature to our expanding team”.

In joining Independent Ireland, Cllr Geraghty follows in the footsteps of his constituency colleague, Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice.

Deputy Fitzmaurice said he was “delighted” that Cllr Geraghty was joining the party.

“Declan is a fine example of what it means to be a local politician. With deep roots in the locality, Declan has worked hard since being elected in 2019 but has been a been a huge part of the local community as an employer and community organiser for decades”.