Borrisokane man seeks Seanad seat on University Panel

3,000 Tipperary voters have crucial role to play in election

James Doorley from Borrisokane is seeking to win one of three seats on the National University of Ireland (NUI) panel in the upcoming Seanad elections. 3,000 Tipperary graduates of UCD, UCC, NUI Maynooth and NUI Galway who are on the register have the right to vote in the election and have received their ballot papers in recent weeks. Voters have until April 26th to cast and return their votes by post to the NUI.

James is a graduate of NUI Maynooth and is currently Assistant Director of the National Youth Council of Ireland. He is a member of the National Economic and Social Council and was Chairman of the Consumers’ Association from 2007 until 2010. James is a past pupil of Borrisokane N.S. and Borrisokane Community College and worked in Careys Brothers, Nenagh for a number of years before returning to education.

“I decided to put my name forward because I believe I can make a positive contribution to public life. I think it is time for people with real life experience to get involved and change the old ways of doing things. I am delighted with the support to date and particularly from all my family and friends in Tipperary.” stated James Doorley.

James has outlined his priorities and policies based on his own expertise and experience. He has recently co-authored a report on the needs of young jobseekers and unemployed graduates entitled “Creating a Future for Young Jobseekers” which was published on March 31st last. This is among a number of issues which if elected he will prioritise. Other areas include action to address the cost of living and issues affecting children and people with disabilities. He also has a detailed position on political reform, including radical reform of the Seanad and good corporate governance. Full details are available on his website at

Finally as this is a postal vote, the NUI may have old addresses for some voters. If they are on the register at an old address, it is possible for voters to get ballot papers redirected to their current address up until April 18th.  This can be done by contacting the NUI see for details.

“The 3,000 Tipperary NUI voters have a crucial role to play in this election. I would encourage them to vote and I am asking for their No. 1 in this Seanad election” concluded James Doorley.

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