Local Election Candidate for Navan

Amy is a teacher living in Navan, Co Meath with her husband and daughter. She is passionate about fairness and building a society that promotes equality of opportunity.

With first-hand experience of emigrating and returning to Ireland, negotiating trying to buy a house whilst paying sky-high rents, dealing with access to childcare, and enduring medical waiting lists, she has a clear vision of what needs to be done to deliver a higher standard of living in County Meath.

Amy has a degree in English and Spanish and a degree in Psychology. Other qualifications include a PGCE in education and a diploma in Journalism.

Amy believes playgrounds and community centres are quality of life issues.  Amy’s campaign is centred around listening to the people who live in Navan in order to fully understand what Meath County Council need to prioritise in order to ensure everyone is heard, seen and represented in their communities.

Bíonn Amy ag éisteacht leat chun feidhmiú ar do shon
Amy is listening to you to work effectively for you

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I don't think it's going to happen for me this time. I want to thank every person who voted for me. My biggest disappointment by far is not getting the chance to affirm your faith in me. I feel like I could have worked very hard on the council, but perhaps another time it will be possible. I have to thank the amazing Sally, my friend and campaign manager, and her husband Conchubhair for all their amazing work, as well as Debbie for her brilliant writing. I also have to thank my fellow Social Democrats in Meath West including my colleague Ronan and his wife, Frances, and everyone else in our branch. Other Social Democrats have come from around the country to help me, such as Anthony Keane, and everyone at Headquarters is so decent. I was blown away to be working with Brian Sheehan, who I admire so much for his work on marriage equality. Everyone at the party has been so lovely and full of integrity, including of course, our leaders, Catherine and Róisín. And of course, I have to thank my brilliant husband Brian, and my lovely daughter Maedbh. I am glad I stepped forward and remain true to my beliefs.
I was listening to the radio this afternoon and I heard a man being interviewed about his vote. 'I chose my number 1 because he's in the GAA', he said. That's his prerogative. However I hope more people can be encouraged to turn out and vote for next time. As long as we have a low turnout, our politicians are chosen on the whims of those who have bothered to vote.
Go raibh maith agaibh a cháirde.
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I dont think its going to happen for me this time. I want to thank every person who voted for me. My biggest disappointment by far is not getting the chance to affirm your faith in me. I feel like I could have worked very hard on the council, but perhaps another time it will be possible. I have to thank the amazing Sally, my friend and campaign manager, and her husband Conchubhair for all their amazing work, as well as Debbie for her brilliant writing. I also have to thank my fellow Social Democrats in Meath West including my colleague Ronan and his wife, Frances, and everyone else in our branch. Other Social Democrats have come from around the country to help me, such as Anthony Keane, and everyone at Headquarters is so decent. I was blown away to be working with Brian Sheehan, who I admire so much for his work on marriage equality. Everyone at the party has been so lovely and full of integrity, including of course, our leaders, Catherine and Róisín. And of course, I have to thank my brilliant husband Brian, and my lovely daughter Maedbh. I am glad I stepped forward and remain true to my beliefs. 
I was listening to the radio this afternoon and I heard a man being interviewed about his vote. I chose my number 1 because hes in the GAA, he said. Thats his prerogative. However I hope more people can be encouraged to turn out and vote for next time. As long as we have a low turnout, our politicians are chosen on the whims of those who have bothered to vote. 
Go raibh maith agaibh a cháirde.

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Thanks guys for your kind words.

“The courage of living is - to take risks, to fail, to get up, and to try again. Try again differently.” You are a lovely person Amy - strong, hardworking and sincere. It was always my pleasure to meet you and exchange a few words when we worked in the same building. Don’t give up - Navan needs people like you. Your time will come. 💕💕💕💕

I voted for you because we need change and anyone who gets the SocDem agenda simply gets it. Let's have a go again next time, you're a young and vibrant lady so there's lots of mileage there yet.

You worked so hard Amy, be proud. Thinking of you x

I kind of ignored politics till my 20s. Since then I've seen lots of folks lose their first election and go on to win future races. You did an amazing job, built a great team and set yourself up to win future elections.

Well said Amy, this is only the end of the beginning, now we build for GE20👍

Amy you did so great, its not easy putting yourself out there. You are a fantastic representative. Rest and return, refreshed xx

I would of loved to see the changes you would of definitely made Amy. You gave a good fight girl. You were canvassing and knocking on doors weeks and weeks ago! Well before the others decided to frantically get their faces seen! Well done x

Sorry to hear this Amy, you worked so hard and so did your team...don’t give up on politics though because we really do need more representatives like you!

Sorry it didn't work out, Amy! But fair play to you for going for it and doing your best.

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2 days ago

Amy McGrath Social Democrats

Today we vote. I heard so often on the doors that people want to see a new approach. I hope those people go out today and vote. Voting is the main thing that politicians listen to, so if you want change - be sure to send them a message today.

#StrongerCommunitites #NewFaces #VoteforChange

Amy McGrath Social Democrats
What Navan needs is a clear vision for how we make it into a better place to live. Problems like anti-social behaviour need to be addressed head-on, with community facilities and amenities. With public transport links. With proper planning to ensure that those who live here can live rounded, fulfilled, productive lives. With a collective determination to take what we *can* influence, and shape it to provide for everyone who lives here, not just those who can afford the little extras.

Please use your vote this Friday. Elections is the time for *your* voice to be heard.

Please consider me for your #1. I'm ready to work for you, for a better Navan.

#StrongerCommunities #Vote1AmyMcGrath

#TimeforChange #NewFaces #LE19
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2 days ago

Amy McGrath Social Democrats

Its polling day
#StrongerCommunities #Vote1AmyMcGrath

#TimeforChange #NewFaces #LE19
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Its polling day
#StrongerCommunities #Vote1AmyMcGrath

#TimeforChange #NewFaces #LE19

Looking around me, I have to ask the quetsion "who is Irish politics really working for?"

Change has to start somewhere, and it starts close to home.

#StrongerCommunities #Vote1AmyMcGrath

#TimeforChange #NewFaces #LE19
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Build, Create, Make, Invest and Always put communities first.

Local politics should be about getting things done for the local people. I want to be a part of getting back to basics. To do that I need your #1 vote on May 24

#StrongerCommunities #Vote1AmyMcGrath

#TimeforChange #NewFaces #LE19
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Wondering if there would be any interest in forming a group in Navan of left wing (thinkers - sounds very precious) people who want to meet and chat about ways forward, irrespective of party.

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