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I am in my early twenties and have just completed a Nursing Studies course qualifying as a Health Care Assistant.
My Grandfather’s cousin, Sean Healy, was a Carrick-on-Suir Town Councillor for the Labour Party and later as an Independent in the 1960’s and 1970’s. My Mother’s cousin, Liam O’ Dwyer, was also a member of the Carrick-on-Suir Town Council as an Independent 1980’s and 1990’s. My uncle-in-law, Jim Drohan, was also a member of the Carrick-on-Suir Town Council for the Labour Party from the late 1990’s until 2009.
I joined the Labour Party in 2008 in University College Cork and when I moved back to Carrick-on-Suir in the summer of 2009 I became involved in the local election campaigns and local Labour organisation.
Following the election of Denis Landy to Seanad Eireann, I was co-opted onto the Town Council as the youngest Town Councillor and only the 3rd woman to be on the Carrick On Suir Town Council.
Outside of politics I am involved with other organisations in Carrick-on-Suir. I am a member of the Irish Red Cross and I have also completed many First Aid courses with the Red Cross most recently Emergency First Responder (EFR).
I am the Vice-Chairperson of St. Colman’s Youth Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul where I meet many of the older community of Carrick-on-Suir by hosting monthly parties and meals on wheels. Recently the younger members, under my guidance, entered the Foroige and Permanent TSB Ireland’s Top Teens Contest where they made it to the Munster Regional Finals.
I joined Brewery Lane Theatre and Arts Centre when I was 9 years old and have been a member ever since. In the theatre I run a weekly children’s drama group and I participate in adult drama productions.
I am also a member of the Liturgy committee of St. Nicholas’ Church, we organise masses for special occasions such as Holy Thursday where we involve the youth of the town. In 2010 we held a very successful Youth Mass where organisations throughout town were invited and Tipperary Hurler Eoin Kelly spoke.