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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 (117)

Government must seize opportunity arising from Legal Settlement to secure Translarna access – Conway-Walsh12 July, 2018

Local public banking has backing – Government report does not reflect this – Senator Rose Conway-Walsh5 July, 2018

Teaching Principals have spoken and need be listened to - Senator Rose Conway-Walsh3 July, 2018

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh Challenges Chambers' ‘Naïve and Arrogant’ Comments18 June, 2018

Senator Conway-Walsh asks Minister to address intolerable workload of teaching principals14 June, 2018

Senator Conway-Walsh welcomes decision on Hooded Men case12 June, 2018

Families in West affected by audiology misdiagnosis need urgent action rather than HSE spin – Senator Rose Conway-Walsh7 June, 2018

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh urges Minister Naughten to progress public banking model1 June, 2018

Revenue must treat Farmers as Citizens, not Targets in new Taxation measures – Conway-Walsh29 May, 2018

Alarming decrease in Nursing numbers in Mayo - Sen Rose Conway-Walsh22 May, 2018

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