Independent Ireland announces Cllr Nigel Dineen for Roscommon LEA in local elections 

Michael Fitzmaurice TD and the team at Independent Ireland are delighted to announce that Cllr Nigel Dineen has been chosen to stand for election in the Roscommon Local Electoral Area (LEA), *(Which extends from Cloonfad to Knockcroghery and from Strokestown to Lisacul including Castlerea and Roscommon Towns), in the upcoming Local Elections, on behalf of Independent Ireland.

Cllr Nigel Dineen has gratefully been elected to Roscommon County Council twice, first in 2014 and then in 2019. Therefore, over the past 10 years he has demonstrated his steadfast commitment to serving the people of the Roscommon LEA. He has served as Cathaoirleach of the Roscommon Municipal District and Vice Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, Chairperson of Roads and the Transportation SPC and as a member of the Castlerea Town Team.

Michael Fitzmaurice TD was among the first to congratulate Cllr Dineen saying “Cllr Dineen has served our community for over 10 years in Roscommon County Council. His commitment to addressing the needs of the people of Roscommon, Strokestown, Castlerea, Cloonfad and all the other areas right across the constituency is unparalleled. His strong advocacy for our agricultural industry, community services, rural development and mental health services have been outstanding during his time on the Council. He joins a growing team across the west of Ireland, wherein Cllr Declan Geraghty and a number of other high profile Councillors have already announced they are running for ‘Independent Ireland’.

Michael Fitzmaurice TD continued:

“I am delighted to be announcing his candidacy, His experience and passion for change align perfectly with the values of Independent Ireland. We are confident that Nigel will continue to be a strong voice for the people of Roscommon as we move forward into these crucial elections”.

Nigel is a devoted husband and father to three children. He is also an avid GAA supporter having played football for County Roscommon in years past. He currently contributes to match analysis on the local regional radio station and previously managed Roscommon U-21 teams to two All-Ireland finals.

Nigel has an established Auctioneering practice in Roscommon and Mayo, initially starting his business in Roscommon in 2007. Therefore, he understands the plight of businesses, particularly in rural Ireland and the challenges they face.

Nigel hails from a farming background and very much stands with the farmers of Roscommon, especially against the crippling over regulation of the EU, of honest decent hard working farmers.

Nigel has worked with local third level colleges on providing access to third level courses for all students irrespective of their geographical location. He understands that the obstacles/expenses facing students in Rural Ireland are far greater than their city-based counterparts and that this issue needs to be addressed as access to education is a basic Right.

“Access to suitable affordable housing is an issue I encounter day-to-day and several times each day” says Nigel.

“Apart from the strategic policy issues involved, I am of the viewpoint that rural towns and villages, which are fully serviced with water, public lighting, schools, and which have spare capacity in their sewage treatment plants MUST be allowed to grow with carefully planned, quality, attractive housing developments.”

Upon entering this new party Nigel said: “I am hugely excited about this new political movement; Independent Ireland, and I know from talking to people on the ground day in day out, that there is a huge appetite for change from the status quo – this party is an opportunity to really and truly have peoples’ democratic rights and views actually represented at Government level”.

He said “It is a coming together of strong independent voices, whom I know will bring much needed change”