It is an honour and a privilege to have been elected to represent the people of Carlow on our County Council. I have a strong track record of community engagement with involvement in local community games and my parish. I have extensive political knowledge having worked in the United States Congress and studied at France’s top political University, Sciences Po. I went to school in Holy Family Boys School, Askea and Carlow C.B.S. and graduated in 2013 with a first class honours degree in Economics, Politics and Law from D.C.U.
In May 2015 I was elected the Chairman of Carlow’s ‘Ireland 2016 Committee’. This committee will lead and enable a programme of events for the 1916 centenary celebrations. 2016 is a year of commemoration and celebration for our nation, but in no small way for our county of Carlow also. Carlow has very strong connections with the 1916 Rising and its aftermath namely through Michael O Hanrahan, Thomas Traynor, Nurse Margaret Kehoe, and Father Albert Bibby. If you have any ideas on how best Carlow can celebrate and commemorate 1916 just get in touch.
I firmly believe that Carlow needs a fresh approach to politics, below are some of my key priorities.
– Increased mental health services and the promotion of positive mental health
– Targeted growth initiatives for local businesses
– Greater facilities for our young people
– Tackling the high rate of local unemployment
– Campaigning for greater protection from cuts for our senior citizens
Clinics held regularly right across the constituency. Just get in touch to make an appointment or raise any issue.
Elected to Carlow County Council in May 2014; Chairman of ‘Ireland 2016’ Committee; Third Level Organiser of Ógra Fianna Fáil 2013-2014