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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 (162)

Conway-Walsh tells Government ‘Bin the Spin and Deliver for Rural Ireland’7 March, 2018

Steadfast work of Local Services must be reflected in Government Decision Making – Conway-Walsh2 March, 2018

Escalating Fodder Crisis can only be solved by Voucher System – Conway-Walsh2 March, 2018

Conway-Walsh questions Minister on lack of Autism Services in the West1 March, 2018

Still time to do the right thing for thousands of chronic pain sufferers - Senator Rose Conway-Walsh21 February, 2018

Conway-Walsh seeks review of decision to restrict Versatis pain relief15 February, 2018

Denial of pain relief patches to low income patients is inhuman - Senator Rose Conway-Walsh7 February, 2018

Leo’s lofty promises don’t trickle down to rural Ireland – Rose Conway-Walsh1 February, 2018

Government should ask EU for regional infrastructure funding – Conway-Walsh1 February, 2018

Fianna Fáil criticism of National Broadband Plan 'hypocritical' – Senator Rose Conway-Walsh1 February, 2018

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