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Joe McHugh
Joe McHugh
Fine Gael
Party 1


Incumbent :

Main message to voters:

As a Fine Gael TD for Donegal, my focus is ensuring that Rural Ireland benefits equally from the recovery – through jobs, investment, broadband and infrastructure. That we ensure this recovery is given a chance to develop further, so that those who have sacrificed can feel some economic relief

Election history:

Elected Fine Gael Member of Donegal County Council in 2009, Seanad Éireann in 2002 - 2007. Elected to Dáil Éireann in 2007 and again in 2011. In 2014, I was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of AHG and DCENR with Special Responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources.

Priorities:

  1. Rural Broadband – strong/ reliable access for all is essential for businesses/ SMEs; remote access and work flexibility; home access for students
  2. Investment in Infrastructure –roads like N14 Lifford- Letterkenny Road; better transport systems and connectivity like the £75M investment for A5 Road
  3. Healthcare services: improvement/ development of essential services, attracting qualified nurses/ doctors, cross border projects like LUH/ Altnagelvin