Tipperary candidate for Fianna Fáil in the general election
A nurse by profession, living in my native Nenagh, I run a nursing home in Roscrea with my husband, Sean. I have been a volunteer and community activist for 20 years – establishing a food bank and Christmas Day Dinners service in Nenagh; volunteering with early school leavers and advocating for better mental health services across Tipperary.
I hold a Masters in Politics from UCC, am a former Mayor of Nenagh, founding member of the Nenagh Hospital Action Group, member of the Fianna Fáil National Executive and a member of North Tipperary Hospice.
➡️ The Elderly: Increase home care hours and funding for the Fair Deal Scheme to facilitate a new long-term care model to help the elderly and reduce the strain on hard-pressed families with ageing parents.
➡️ Housing: Fund local authorities to develop their land banks for social and affordable housing. Allow working couples earn up to €75,000 and still qualify for a €50,000 discount on an affordable home.
➡️ Health: Restore pay parity to consultants to fill 500 consultant vacancies; recruit nursing staff; reopen 24-hour Emergency Department in Nenagh and build a new primary care centre in Roscrea.
➡️ Mental Health: Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has personally backed my proposal for a reformed mental education programme in primary and secondary schools. We have physical education (PE) we now need mental education (ME) that specifically targets the dangers of social media, reality TV and the internet and promotes well-being and self-esteem among our young. There is only one consultant psychologist for every 18,500 children and adolescents in Tipperary.
➡️ Rural Crime: More community gardai in Tipperary; stop Garda Station closures.
➡️ Rural Jobs & Broadband: Re-tender the National Broadband Plan and scrap Fine Gael’s plan, which is two billion euro over budget, and years behind on delivery.
For any issues, contact Sandra by email or telephone.
Phone: 087 698 9401