Cllr. Ken Glynn
Cllr Ken Glynn has been a County Councillor since 2003 and a Town Councillor since 1999. Cllr Glynn has always been a strong community activist working with various resident associations and neighbourhood watch groups. He has also worked with residents in many new estates which were left unfinished and has strived to have various works completed along with ensuring that those residents always had a voice. Another strong priority for Cllr Glynn has been safety at all schools and he has worked to have different locations added to the winter gritting schedule and along with some additional safety features to others. Cllr Glynn has been the party’s strongest opponent to Industrial Wind Farms and worked closely with the local Gaybrook residents group in successfully preventing the erecting of a number of large turbines in the area in 2010.Today he is working alongside the Lakeland Wind farm Information Group to prevent an even larger amount of such turbines been erected in the area and has been very vocal in his opposition to such proposals.Cllr Glynn will continue to work on these issues if re elected along with working to ensure that the Town receives its fair share of inward investment and new start up companies along with better support from IDA Ireland.
Friday 16th May 2014
Up to 90% of discretionary medical cards will not be restored – Glynn
Mullingar West/Kilbeggan Fianna Fáil local election candidate Cllr. Ken Glynn has expressed concern that the HSE will not restore more than one in eight of the discretionary cards lost over the past three years.
Cllr. Glynn said: “Reports today indicate that between 2,000 and 4,000 people could benefit from a so-called ‘third tier’ card issued on discretionary grounds. The fact is that this is just a fraction of those who have lost out under this government deliberate targeting of people with medical cards.
“Even if you split the difference just one in ten cards would be restored. That’s just not good enough.
“The discretionary medical card is essential for those with serious illnesses, the treatment of which can cause major financial hardship. Minister Reilly must ensure that no-one in clinical need is denied such cards where it can cause significant financial distress.
“It is nothing short of a disgrace that it has taken panic on the Fine Gael backbenches to get even a modest response to this crisis from Minister Reilly. Fianna Fáil has been highlighting the deliberate and sustained attack on discretionary medical cards under Minister’s Reilly three years in office.
“We tabled a Dáil motion on this last October and we have raised at a local and at a national level through Leaders’ Questions on numerous occasions and we were consistently told that there was no problem and that we were scaremongering.
“Either the government was being deliberately deceitful or they are hopelessly out of touch with the realities being faced by thousands of people across the country.”
Deputy Eamon O’Cuiv to officially Launch Councillor Glynns Local Election Campaign
Mullingar West sitting County Councillor Ken Glynn is holding his local election launch on Thursday the 1st of May at 10pm in Caffreys Bar, Mullingar.
Deputy Eamon O’Cuiv will be in attendance to officially launch the Fianna Fáil local election candidate’s campaign. Local Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy and European Election candidates Senator Thomas Byrne and MEP Pat ‘the cope’ Gallagher will also be in attendance on the night. Refreshments will be served, music will be provided by CAGE-E-BEE and admission is free.
“I have been out canvassing door to door for a number of months now however I felt I should officially mark the run up to the imminent elections with a launch. With only three weeks to go to the Local & European election and now probably the Longford Westmeath By-election I am urging everyone to ensure the are registered to vote and if not to get their forms into the Council as soon as possible, it is vital we all have our say on the May 23rd.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported and helped me in the last number of months and I hope the momentum can be maintained and even heightened over the final three weeks”. Concluded Glynn