Waterford councillor and former Irish Naval Service officer added to Fianna Fáil general election ticket

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Waterford councillor and former Irish Naval Service officer added to Fianna Fáil general election ticket

Waterford councillor Eddie Mulligan has been added to the Fianna Fáil general election ticket

The Fianna Fáil general election ticket for the four seat constituency of Waterford has been completed following the addition of Cllr Eddie Mulligan.

Cllr Mulligan joins sitting TD and spokesperson on older people and public health Mary Butler on the party ticket. Cllr Mulligan has been working for the people of Waterford since his election to Waterford City and County Council in 2014.  

Married to Dervla, Cllr Mulligan has one daughter, Erin (10). A former officer in the Irish Naval Service, he is committed to public service and to delivering for the people of Waterford

Cllr Mulligan spent four years training as an executive officer with a year spent at The Royal Britannia Naval College in Dartmouth and almost a year training as a mine warfare and clearance diving officer with the Royal Navy. Cllr Mulligan is the holder of a diploma in law from University College Cork.

Since his retirement from the Irish Naval Service, he continues to serve his country as officer commanding of the Naval Service Reserve's Waterford Unit. 

“I am honoured that the party has placed its faith in me by adding me to the ticket for the next general election," he said. 

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Mary Butler working as our Fianna Fáil TD. I am determined to work with Mary to return a second Fianna Fáil seat in the constituency.

“I firmly believe that Waterford thrives when Fianna Fáil is in government. I will work night and day to win a second seat for our party and to join Mary in Dáil Éireann.

“A change in government is crucial to ensure that Waterford gets the investment it needs to see it maximise its potential.

“Returning Waterford to its former position as the economic hub of the South East is a core priority for me. To do this, we need to see real delivery on housing, health and education – issues that are crucial to restoring Waterford to its former position,” concluded Cllr Mulligan.