The Fianna Fáil General Election ticket for the four seat constituency of Waterford has been completed with 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. Elected for the first time, as an independent, in 2014 for Waterford City East LEA, Eddie joined Fianna Fáil in 2015.
Married to Dervla, Eddie has one daughter, Erin, aged 10. A former officer in the Irish Naval Service, Eddie 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 Minewarfare & Clearance Diving Officer with the Royal Navy al Cllr. Mulligan is the holder of a diploma in law from University College Cork. so.
Since his retirement from the Irish Naval Service, Eddie continues to serve his country as Officer Commanding of the Naval Service Reserve, Waterford Unit.
Commenting, Cllr. Mulligan said, “I am honoured that the party has placed its faith in me by adding me to the ticket for the next general election. “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.”
Cllr Mulligan went on to say that a change in government was “crucial to ensuring that Waterford City and County get 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,” he added. “To do this, we need to see real delivery on housing, health and education – they are crucial to restoring Waterford to its former position.”