Turloughmore native Maeve O`Brien has been selected by Sinn Féin as their candidate to represent the Tuam LEA. The nomination was recently approved by Sinn Féin's Elections Dept. with the blessing of the membership in the Tuam area.
Ms O'Brien is now living in Turloughmore and working in Galway City as a coordinator for a healthcare recruitment company and her career to date has been in human resources. A graduate of Dublin City University (B.A honours in Applied Languages ) and more recently NUIG, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Honours ) in 2013, her qualifications brought her to the European Parliament where she commenced a junior political research position in the office of former MEP Michael Tappin.
Ms O'Brien is committed to working within the community for the benefit of the people.”I am standing for election because I believe rural Ireland is under attack. This Government has cut funding to school transport, cutbacks on small schools and its phasing out of community welfare services, this Governments attack on the week and most vulnerable in our communities is totally unacceptable”.
If elected, she has bowed to work tirelessly to halt the closure of rural and urban Garda stations and will campaign to reduce the levels of rural and urban crime in the Tuam area so people can feel safe in their homes.
She is also committed to securing funding for the Tuam area so the jobs can be maintained and created.
Commenting on the selection Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh added that he looked forward working with Maeve and her team in the Tuam area and wished her well in her campaign to get elected.he continued to say he was delighted to see the quality of candidates coming forward from Sinn Fein in the county and mentioned the other Sinn Fein candidates already selected with Mairéad Farrell in Galway City East Ward, Cathal Ó Conchúir for Galway City West Ward, agus Mairin Mhic Lochlainn and Tom Healy in Connemara, Gabe Cronnelly in the Athenry/Oranmore ward and was looking forward to up and coming conventions in Ballinasloe and Loughrea areas.