Why I got involved in politics

I joined the Labour Party in 2018 with a view to running in the local elections in 2019 . I got involved in politics to be able to help as many people as possible in my district & County Wexford in all areas that effect them.

I come from a tourism and hospitality background and felt there was inadequate representation from this industry in local politics .

My priorities

My priorities for my area are to ensure the housing stock is adequate for the demand, our mental health services are fully staffed , the TUSE Wexford Campus is built and our local communities receive as much support as required to enable them provide the services they deliver . I also want to encourage job creation especially in the tourism industry

My background

My professional background is in the tourism & hospitality industry . I have worked for 35 years in this industry , the last 20 years as General Manager of a large tourist attraction
/ not-for-profit organisation .

I am currently self employed as a tourism consultant & . am also studying Forest Therapy .

Elected Mayor of Wexford on June 2022. Term ended in June 2023

Clubs and Committees

1: Chairperson of Visit Wexford Town group

2: Chairperson of Wexford Trails Steering Group

3: Taste Wexford member

4: Wexford Rotary Club, past president & Paul Harris Fellow

5: Wexford Tidy Towns

6:Wexford Opera Festival Volunteer

7: Wexford Ambassador

8: IFA member