Pat the Cope Gallagher General Election Campaign 2016

Pat the Cope Gallagher

"Together, and supporting one another we can do better for Donegal"

Pat the Cope Gallagher

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Pat the Cope Gallagher

"Together, and supporting one another we can do better for Donegal"

Early Life

 

Pat the Cope was born in Burtonport and has lived in Dungloe, Co.Donegal all his life where he attended Roshine and Luinneach National School and thereafter Dungloe High School and Coláiste Éinde Gaillimh.

 

He obtained his Commerce degree from NUI Galway in 1970. From 1970 to 1981, he was involved in the fish processing sector. Pat the Cope has been married to Ann Gillespie for twenty five years. He has been a board member of the Rosses Community School Board of Management, Killybegs Tourism and Training College and the Donegal Vocational Education Committee to name but a few.

 

An enthusiastic GAA and Celtic FC supporter, he follows both as much as he can.

 

Political Career

 

Small businesses are the engine of the Irish economy. SME’s in Donegal require more support from government with access to credit a major concern.

 

Rural Ireland is struggling to survive. Rural towns are in decline. Vital public services from post offices and Garda stations face closure. I will fight to reverse this unacceptable failure by this government.

 

We need a properly funded health service in Donegal that will cater for young and old, including mental health patients. The inability of this government to address the crisis in the health service is totally unacceptable.

 

 

Education has always been a key priority of mine. I will continue to seek to deliver the maximum amount of financial support allocated to schools in Donegal and our third level colleges.

 

The fishing sector is the lifeblood of so many coastal towns and villages throughout Donegal. The small islands off the coast of Donegal also depends so much on fishing. This vital industry supports jobs in areas where few alternatives exist. I will continue to be a strong voice for this important industry, and strive to represent their views to the best of my ability.

 

Public infrastructure in Donegal needs significant investment, including the provision of broadband, roads, water, sewerage and flood defences. I will campaign vigorously to ensure that Donegal receives the necessary funding from the national exchequer.

 

I will provide, as I have done over the last 35 years, a constituency office that will deal with any matter regardless of how big or small the issue may be.

 

 

Together, and supporting one another we can do better for Donegal

PAT THE COPE GALLAGHER

Dungloe

Co. Donegal

Ireland

Tel: 074 95 21276

Mobile: 087 2238925

Email: patthecope.gallagher@oir.ie

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