Ciara Conway TD General Election Candidate for Waterford Ireland South : Waterford : Dungarvan01 618 4011
Ciara Conway is the Labour T.D. for Waterford and is the Vice Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health,Children and Youth Affairs and a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform.
Through her Vice Chair Health Committe post, she played a key role in steering through the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, enacted in January 2013.
The Act provides for a termination of pregnancy where there is a real and substantial risk to a woman’s life from a physical illness, including from the risk of suicide
Ciara Conway's key areas of interest include Health, Children, Childcare and matters of policy. She studied Public and Social Policy (B.A. Hons) in NUI, Galway and Social Work (M.A.) in U.C.C. , and she is awaiting conferral of an MBA from Waterford Institute of Technology.
She has been employed by the HSE as a Social Worker , and worked for Barnardos until her election to the Oireachtas.
She was elected to the 31 st Dáil in 2011, on her first attempt. She is the first ever female T.D. to represent Waterford for the Labour Party. Her election was also historic in the sense that she was the first woman to have been elected to represent Waterford this century ; the last women T.D. elected in Waterford was Fine Gael’s Bridget Redmond, who held the seat from 1933 until her death in 1952.
Ciara Conway was first elected to Dungarvan Town Council following the 2009 Local Elections. Ciara began her political career as Anti-Discrimination Officer on the Students Union Executive in NUI, Galway, having already played an active role in Labour Youth, holding the position of International Officer on the National Executive.
She lives in Abbeyside, Dungarvan with her husband Gary and daughter Aeva-May.
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Speaking on Marriage Equality
Speaking on Hospice Services
Speaking on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill
Speaking on the need for a University for Waterford
Ciara Conway TD - Gridlink Submission
There has been considerable concern about the prospect of pylons intruding on scenic areas of Waterford.
Ciara made a 13 page submission to Eirgrid on the issue.