Married to Siobhan Downes a native of Athlone with two children, Alanna & Adam.
A Native of Athlone, Frankie was educated at Cornamaddy National School, Marist College, Athlone and NUIG.
Employed by Eircom since 1980. A member of AthloneTown Council from 1995 to 2004. In the 1999 local elections was the third person to be elected to the Council. Honoured and delighted to be Chairman of Athlone Town Council during the Millennium Year (1999 – 2000).
Member of Westmeath County Council since 2004. Chairman & co-founder of the Athlone Drug Awareness Group. Successfully Chaired the Baylin Group Water Scheme. Area Coordinator of Bliary/Moydrum Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. Former member of the Garda Divisional Quality Initiative Committee. Member of the Housing , Social & Cultural Strategic Policy Committee. Former member of the Ardnagrath National School Board of Management. Will continue working to try and provide a better quality of life for the people of Athlone & District, covering areas such as health, recreational open spaces, traffic management, roads & footpaths, traffic calming, housing, litter control, youth issues, agriculture etc.
Frankie has initiated and lead the implementation of a Portal Web site for Athlone under the name www.athlone.ieand at present holds the position as Chairman of Athlone eCom Ltd Board of Directors which is responsible for the delivery of this project.
The Lady’s Walk,
Tel: 090 6478473
Mob: 085 7474074
I joined Fianna Fail at 17 years of age when I became a member of the Garrycastle/Cornamaddy Cumann. I served as Secretary of this Cumann from 1979 to 1983 ( 5 years ). Then I became Secretary of the Athlone Fianna Fail Comhairle Ceanntair from 1982 to 1995 ( 14 years ). I was honoured to be co-opted onto Athlone Town Council in 1995 following the untimely death of the late Senator Sean Fallon. Served on this Council from 1995 to 2004. In 2004 I was elected to Westmeath County Council.
Chairman of Athlone eCom Ltd ( Portal Website on Athlone )
Chairman of Athlone Drug Awareness Group
Chairman of Blyry/Moydrum Neighbourhood Watch Committee
Chairman of Supply Reduction sub committee of the MRDTF
Chairman of the “Baby Caoimhe Journey of Hope” committee
Member of Midland Regional Drug Taskforce ( MRDTF )
Member of Family Addiction Support Group in Athlone
Member of Westmeath Vocational Educational Committee
Member of Athlone Community College Board of Management
Member of Westmeath Housing Social & Cultural Strategic Policy Committee
Member of Tubberclaire Group Water Scheme Committee
Member of Baylin Development/Residents Committee
Member of Annagh Residents/Development Committee
Member of Blyry/Moydrum Residents Association
Member of Crosswood Bog Turbary Rights Committee