Sinn Féin has announced that Marie Doyle will be party representative on New Ross Municipal District Council and will be co-opted onto Wexford County Council in January in place of Cllr. Oisin O’Connell who officially resigned today – December 21st.
Cllr. O’Connell was the proposer for Ms. Doyle at a recent Sinn Féin convention within the revised boundaries and she was unanimously approved by the members.
Cllr. O’Connell described his successor as a “very compassionate, capable person, and very committed to New Ross. I’m delighted to have been able to propose her, and I know she will bring fresh energy and perspective to the district and council, on behalf of her constituents.”
A native of New Ross, Ms. Doyle completed a four-year degree at Waterford Institute of Technology and recently graduated with a first-class Honours degree in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 8).
“I became motivated to join a political party that is working to improve the current situation in Ireland. I joined Sinn Féin in 2015. I attended commemorations, public meetings on various topics – and then became Chairperson for New Ross Sinn Féin.”
“Some issues of concern for me include the completion of the bypass. I feel we need to work hard promoting business and employment in the New Ross area; the GP crisis in the New Ross district – some people having to wait up to three weeks for a GP appointment is not acceptable; I feel strongly that we need to be campaigning for 24/7 mental health service’s for New Ross to replace the current 9-to-5, 5-day service available. I also think more facilities are needed for young people in