Why I got involved in politics

I am passionate about Limerick and its people and I want Limerick to reach its potential and become the best place in Ireland to live and work in.

I come from a family with a strong tradition of public service and it is in that ethic of public service I believe.

I am proud to have represented the people of Limerick on Limerick City Council and now on Limerick City and County Council for over 22 years.

My priorities

My priorities include the upgrade of Limerick's disused railway lines for green routes, the provision of Park & Ride sites, the redevelopment of our city centre buildings for residential use and the revitalization of the city centre.

I have also supported the campaign by Limerick Against Pollution in opposition to the plans by Irish Cement to burn tyres at their Limerick facility.

My background

I come from a family that has represented the people of Limerick on the City Council since 1926.

My Grand Uncle Michael Keyes was a former Mayor of Limerick, and also the first Senior Minister appointed to Cabinet from Limerick and both my late uncles, Tim and Frank, also served on the City Council and both were Mayor's of Limerick on a number of occasions.

I was elected to Limerick City Council on my first attempt in June 1999. I was re-elected at every election since in June and served as Mayor of Limerick in 2007. In May 2019 I was re-elected to serve a fifth term on Limerick City & County Council.

Clubs and Committees

  • Member of Economic Development & Future Planning Committee
  • Member of Social Housing Strategic Policy Committee