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Pádraig Lenihan

Galway City Central - Galway City Centre

Pádraig Lenihan has lived in Clifton Park in Newcastle for thirty-four years and he and his wife have reared a family here.

He is running in the local election in the Galway City Central ward in June.

Pádraig comes from a family background of public service. He served fourteen years in the Army and subsequently switched careers to become a lecturer in History at the University of Galway.

Pádraig is also qualified as a barrister, serves on a school board, sporting club and residents association committees, all in Galway central.

Contact details

Phone: 087 444 2246

Padraig's Local Election Leaflet

The Irish political system is radically broken

In Ireland the vast majority of elected representatives put a finger in the air to check which way the political wind is blowing. They have one eye on their leaders – seeking brownie points – and another eye keeping their seat safe. If elected reps shut up and do as they’re told, they are promoted; if they stand up for what they believe in, they are demoted. No wonder we have the political class we have. No wonder one point one billion euro is being buried in a hole under the National Children’s Hospital and that Stormont is in stalemate.

Throughout Ireland, many people are now afraid to say what they feel, many are afraid to respectfully engage on a range of different topics. Many feel there is a new censorship and a new political correctness in Ireland, that opposition to the establishment is being deleted.

Respectful opposition is not the enemy. Respectful opposition is a critical element of a functional democracy. Aontú will have the backbone to stand up, without fear, for you.