Speaking at the first public meeting in the Finn Valley Centre last Monday night Mr Pringle heard the concerns of the people about issues in the area.
Concerns were expressed about robberies in the area particularly in these recessionary times and people spoke about how they were concerned for their property. Closely linked to this were people’s concerns about the drugs issue in the area.
The Independent TD briefed the meeting on the government’s ‘Jobs Initiative’ and there was a discussion around whether it would make an impact on the areas huge unemployment problem.
This was the first of the newly elected TD’s ‘Community Consultation’ meetings around the constituency.
‘This is a policy to ensure that I can keep in touch with the electorate and hold myself to account to the people. During the election campaign the people were really engaged with the political system and I believe it is important for the people to stay connected with politics and make sure that politicians represent them’ said Pringle.
‘Through these monthly meetings I will brief the people on issues in the Dail and hear at first-hand what their concerns are for the area’ continued Pringle.
‘The attendance was also interested in the Technical Group in the Dail and how it is working- the perception was that a diverse group of independents could not work together, but the group is working very smoothly with respect for everyone’s opinion’ concluded Pringle.
The next Community Consultation will take place in Annagry Community Hall on June 13th.Tags: