I am a mother, a homemaker, a widow. I am an employee, a local representative, a voice for the people.
I have worked for a well established financial institution for 15 years and became a full qualified financial adviser in 2002
I have focused myself on five main areas about which I am truly passionate and wish to affect change in my constituency.
Rural Ireland (community development)
Tourism (economic growth)
Health and Fitness
Early intervention in Childcare
Care of the Elderly (Fair Deal/Nursing Home Support Scheme)
The committees I sit on and am involved in link directly and indirectly into these, my core issues. I am the Chairperson of the Finance Committee and board member of GRETB. I am a member of the Athenry Heritage committee. I am a member of the Strategic Policy Committee for Environment, Water services and Fire/Emergency services. I am a member of the Loughrea Municipal District. And at a more local level, I sit on the Portumna Camogie Club, Portumna Scouts, N.S Parents Association and Portumna Tidy Towns Task Force Committees. I also held a place on the recently formed Portumna FitTowns committee which launched a highly successful new initiative in Portumna in January 2015, to encourage the whole community, young and old, to get out and get active. Being involved in these groups helps me to keep my finger on the pulse, something which I find invaluable in doing my job as councillor to the highest standard.
Meet every Monday evening at 7pm in O’Mearas Conference Room, Clonfert Avenue, Portumna.
Since becoming a County Councillor in 2014 I have been made:
- Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Loughrea
- Chairperson of the Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
I am also a member of:
- Strategic Policy Committee of Environments
- Joint Policing Force
- Athenry Heritage Committee
- Portumna Tidy Towns
- Fit Towns Portumna
- Portumna Camogie Club