Tomás Grealish to contest Local Election as Cuddy announces retirement

Centre is Tomás Grealish, pictured with his brother Dep Noel Grealish and Cllr Jim Cuddy, at the announcement that Tomás is to run in this June's local election, replacing Cllr Cuddy who is stepping down after 21 years on the County Council.

Centre is Tomás Grealish, pictured with his brother Dep Noel Grealish and Cllr Jim Cuddy, at the announcement that Tomás is to run in this June's local election, replacing Cllr Cuddy who is stepping down after 21 years on the County Council.

Tomás Grealish, the brother of Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish, is to contest the forthcoming local elections as an Independent candidate in the Athenry-Oranmore Municipal District, following the announcement by outgoing Councillor Jim Cuddy that he is to retire.

Cllr Cuddy has thanked the people of the Athenry Oranmore electoral area for their support and understanding.

“It has been a great honour and privilege to represent the people of the Athenry Oranmore electoral area, who have shown their faith in me at each election that I have contested since I was first co-opted onto Galway County Council in 2003, replacing Noel Grealish following his election to Dáil Éireann,” he said.

“I have worked extremely well with Deputy Grealish in delivering for the local area since that time, but now I have decided not to stand for re-election after 21 years on the council,” said Cllr Cuddy.

Cllr Cuddy has welcomed the announcement of Tomás Grealish contesting the next election and looks forward to working with him in the forthcoming campaign as he believes he will make an excellent Councillor.

Tomás Grealish said he is looking forward to contesting the local elections in the Athenry Oranmore electoral area, as an Independent candidate, on June 7. The brother of Noel Grealish, he has worked closely with the Independent TD for several years on advancing local projects.

Tomás is married to Marie Conneely from Cregmore and they have five children. He has been heavily involved in the GAA, having played hurling for Carnmore and football for Claregalway.

“I am looking forward to meeting people on the campaign trail and listening to and acting on the concerns and issues that they may have,” said Tomás.

Deputy Noel Grealish is also looking forward to working with his brother on the campaign. “Tomás is very well known in the area and has a strong work ethic that will definitely benefit the people of the Athenry Oranmore electoral area if he is elected,” he said.

 

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