Ciara ConwayCiara Conway TD General Election Candidate for Waterford Ireland South : Waterford : Dungarvan

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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 passage of 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.

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Speaking on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

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Ciara Conway TD - Gridlink Submission

The third round of public consultation on the Grid Link Project ended on Tuesday, 7th January 2014 at 5pm. There has been considerable concern about the prospect of pylons intruding on scenic areas of Waterford. Here's a 13 page submission on the project from Ciara Conway , Labour T.D. for Waterford.

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