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Rose Conway-Walsh - Seanad Group Leader and Rural Ireland

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh was first elected to Mayo County Council in 2009, making history as the first woman councillor elected in Belmullet since the foundation of the state. She went on to retain her seat for West Mayo at the 2014 local election, topping the poll with 2,078 first preference votes.  

Rose, who has lived in Belmullet since returning from London in 1998, has almost 20 years of experience in leading Community Projects in Mayo. She is a member of Sinn Féin’s Ard Chomhairle and is an Irish Representative on the EU Committee of the Regions. Rose holds a Masters in Local Government and a BA in Public Management.  She has a special interest in economics and represents Sinn Féin at national and International events, as well as chairing the party’s ‘Stand up for the West’ campaign.

Rose’s belief that all people should have basic human rights and equality encouraged her to get involved in politics to try to make a real difference to the lives of the people she represents. She works towards an alternative vision and challenges the injustices that have been allowed to exist at many levels in our communities.

Statements (67)

Serious questions to be answered on critical gas incident – Conway-Walsh22 September, 2017

Sinn Féin apprenticeship plan a workable response to continued youth unemployment - Senator Rose Conway-Walsh23 August, 2017

People in Rural Ireland Perplexed by Minister Ring’s assessment of Action Plan for Rural Development – Senator Rose Conway-Walsh23 August, 2017

All-Ireland equality of treatment needed for children with muscular dystrophy – Conway-Walsh18 August, 2017

Senator Rose Conway Walsh welcomes large crowd to Mayo for Hunger Strike commemoration13 August, 2017

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh calls for patient focused approach to drug treatment3 August, 2017

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh demands Equity for Group Water Schemes19 July, 2017

Swinford Garda Station needs to be reinstated and fully resourced immediately - Senator Rose Conway Walsh19 July, 2017

Physiotherapy Crisis Reaches Critical Point in Erris and North Mayo – Conway-Walsh13 July, 2017

Both Governments have a legal obligation to stand up to hate crime – Conway-Walsh12 July, 2017

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