Dan Galvin (b. 1955)
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Dan Galvin (b. 1955)


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Track 1: Caherdaniel in South Kerry is the birthplace of Dan Galvin, and he recalls his first job with the Department of Posts and Telegraphs in Dublin in 1975, where he worked on the new technology for telephone exchanges. In 1979 he was appointed to Tralee, later being promoted to Team Manager. Track 2: His reasons for becoming involved in public life as a Town Councillor are explained, and he mentions Mossie Gleeson who introduced him to the Labour Party in the 1980s. His involvement with the Kerry Hospice Foundation is also discussed, as is his work on the Council and his involvement with Tidy Towns and on improving the general cleanliness of the town. Track 3: Tralee Town Park and its maintenance are discussed. The controversy surrounding the locating of a Marks and Spencer store in Tralee is explored, the meetings of the Council, the sometimes heated debates which occur, including those relating to the issue of the sale of the refuse service are all discussed. Track 4: The annual Town Council budget and the decision- making process around the funding of various projects is described. The gratuity given to Councillors is also mentioned, as are his reasons for not putting himself forward for re-election this year.

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Audio series:

Reflections on the Urban District of Tralee Collection


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48 hours

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12.73 MB, 9.77 MB, 21.37 MB

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The work of a Labour Party councillor

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore