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Imelda Munster TD


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Imelda Munster is the Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Tourism, Sport and Media.

Imelda Munster is married to Niall and is the mother of two daughters and lives in Melifont Park, Drogheda. Imelda was elected to Louth County Council representing the Drogheda East area in 2004 and was re-elected in 2009 to both Drogheda Borough Council and Louth County Council.

At this stage Imelda left her job to become a full-time public representative and in May 2014 Imelda topped the poll in Co Louth with 2,317 and was the longest serving female councillor on the Council.

Imelda is the first ever woman elected to the Dáil to represent the Louth Constituency.

She successfully contested the Louth constituency at 2016 general election, receiving 8,829 first preference votes and was re-elected at the 2020 general election receiving 17,203 first preference votes topping the poll, the highest ever vote recorded by any candidate ever in the Louth Constituency.

A member of Sinn Féin for over 30 years, Imelda is a committed and tireless worker for the people of Louth/East Meath and has a reputation for sticking with an issue until it is completed to her satisfaction. Diligent in her decision-making, working hard to ensure all matters are taken into consideration and offering sensible and viable alternatives to the governments lame duck policies.

A passionate advocate for social justice and equality, campaigning against government cuts to local services and unfair home taxes, believing that Sinn Féin’s economic and social policies of ‘putting people first’ is the solution for many families in Louth who are struggling because of the government policies of austerity and cutbacks.

Imelda is a member of The Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Committee and the Public Accounts Committee.

Statements (74)

Dáil to debate Bill that would make trade union recognition a legal right - Imelda Munster TD4 October, 2020

Overcharging of private nursing home residents under "Fair Deal" is a disgrace - Imelda Munster TD1 October, 2020

Tourism tax rebate of little worth to consumers or hospitality sector - Imelda Munster TD1 October, 2020

Attempts to intimidate journalists ‘sinister and totally unacceptable’ – Imelda Munster TD13 September, 2020

95 year old woman waits over three hours for ambulance, as paramedics instructed to sit in office for 12 hour shifts - Imelda Munster TD10 September, 2020

Fáilte Ireland Chairman’s position untenable following error of judgement – Imelda Munster TD15 August, 2020

Government staycation tax rebate plan ‘out of touch' – Imelda Munster TD21 July, 2020

Anything less than additional grants and interest free loans in July stimulus package will be a disaster for SMEs - Imelda Munster TD18 June, 2020

Closure of Bewley’s highlights need for government action on corporate rent - Imelda Munster7 May, 2020

Department of Health, HSE and HIQA need to ensure Covid-19 guidelines in nursing homes are being followed - Imelda Munster TD27 April, 2020

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