A voice for ordinary families in the West – Senator Rose Conway-Walsh

‘Agriculture and fishing plays a huge part in job creation and the economic and social development of rural Ireland’

Newly elected Sinn Féin Senator Rose Conway-Walsh, who today topped the poll in the Seanad’s Agricultural Panel, has affirmed her commitment to working for the ordinary people of the West of Ireland.

Senator Rose Conway Walsh, Sinn Fein
Senator Rose Conway Walsh, Sinn Fein

Senator Conway-Walsh said:

“I am delighted to top the poll on the Agricultural Panel. I want to thank the almost 8,000 people who voted for me in the General Election in Mayo which helped me get the nomination for this panel, as well as my colleagues on Mayo County Council who voted for me, and I look forward to working with them in my new role.

“The Agricultural Panel is particularly important to me and my Sinn Féin colleague Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, because we recognise that agriculture and fishing plays a huge part in job creation and the economic and social development of rural Ireland. We will work hard to address some of the barriers for farming and fishing families in the West.

“I will be a Senator for the ordinary people of Mayo, those who have suffered most from the severe impact of austerity. Today’s report on the injustice of our health services for cancer patients underpins what we in Sinn Féin have been fighting against for years.

“Every day I see the hardship people in Mayo and the West experience in trying to access basic healthcare. This is as result of successive governments driving the privatisation and centralisation of health services.  I, with my colleagues in Sinn Féin, will continue to fight for the basic human right of people to access to healthcare regardless of where they live or how little money they have.”