My vision for Tipperary:
My vision for Tipperary is to have the most sustainable and productive agricultural, tourism and business industries in Ireland, with stronger & safer communities where we all can have the best quality of life
- Balanced & Sustainable social and economic development, including agricultural development, IDA (FDI) investment & support for SMEs
- Stronger communities: continued investment in towns and villages to improve services & quality of life for all, young and old.
- Better road & rail connectivity: We need improved public transport; Thurles & Limerick Junction have a great rail service, but more needs to be done for towns like Nenagh, Clonmel, Cahir, Tipperary Town etc.
- Full and speedy implementation of Sláintecare, the 10-year plan for delivery of healthcare in Ireland.
- Continued support for businesses, farmers and families to help mitigate against climate change in terms of switching to renewable energy and microgeneration.
- Objective use of science to reduce green house gas emissions from agriculture, our largest indigenous industry, and work towards carbon neutral farming within 10 years.
Roll out of Rural Broadband
- Improved mental health services & provision of acute mental health beds
- Continued investment in rural development with Rural Regeneration Funding and Leader Funding
- Tipperary and Thurles ring road
- Increased funding for rural roads
I qualified as a vet in 2000, working for 6 years in livestock practice at home and abroad, followed by 12 years in the animal health industry as Veterinary Technical & Marketing Manager in Irish division of a leading multinational.
In every job I’ve had, from cleaner to cook, I have worked with, and learned from people from many walks of life.
As part of a company management team, the most important thing I learnt was to communicate clearly with team members and work with everyone to get the best result possible.
As a mother of 4 young children, aged 5-9, working full time outside the home, I am acutely aware of the challenges in the childcare sector.
I share the concerns many parents have; such as the risks of exposure of our children to drugs & the impact of the often-distorted ‘reality’ of social media.