Cllr Alan Tobin
Alan is a first-time elected representative. A local businessman, he is proprietor of a Garage, a Tyre Centre, is director of CPC Ireland and a road safety and transport training centre, which is approved by the Road Safety Authority. He is currently on the Committee for Ashbourne Youth Café, Ashbourne Educate Together and Ashbourne Tidy Towns. Highly involved in the betterment of his area he is the sponsor of the New Cricket club, Ashbourne United Football Club and Donaghmore-Ashbourne GAA club. He is physically fit and enjoys kick boxing and cycling. He is working toward securing funding and a site for a men’s shed, and is a supporter of positive mental health initiatives. Going forward his priorities for his local electoral area include the provision of amenities, especially parks and also traffic calming measures to ensure the safety of all road users. He is also intent on attracting business, within this context he intends to maximise the potential of the Toll Free motorway, which has resulted in a twenty km commute to Dublin, to attract families and individuals to live and work in Ashbourne. In terms of sport he would like to develop Ashbourne to be a centre of excellence for sport in general nationally, and also as a strong sporting tourism location. There are numerous high quality facilities in existence there such as the baseball pitch, badminton pitch; women’s international Rugby Matches are played in Ashbourne as are GAA intercounty Camogie Finals and he envisions unlimited potential here to boost the local economy. He is capable, energetic and forward looking, and is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead.