Cahill confident ahead of key vote

Councillor Jackie Cahill will tonight (Thursday) put his name forward as one of six candidates in search of a place on the Fianna Fail ticket for the next Dail election. Cahill will be joined on the ballot by Siobhan Ambrose, John Carroll, Imelda Goldsboro, Martin Manseragh and Michael Smith Jr.

Having been elected as a member of Tipperary County Council in 2014, Jackie has brought a fresh voice to the corridors of power in both the Council and in local Fianna Fail circles.

Cahill has a long record of achievement in local and national politics in both the farming and business world. He is currently serving as a Director of Thurles Greyhound Stadium, is an active member of Centenary Thurles and is Chairman of the National Dairy Council since 2011.

A farmer by trade based in Killinan on the outskirts of Thurles, Jackie served as the President of the ICMSA (Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association) from 2005 to 2011 while also being a member of the Irish Dairy Board and Bord Bia during that period.

Looking ahead to the contest which will take place in the Anner Hotel Thurles tonight, Cahill is confident of being successful having canvassed the length and breadth of the county during the last number of months – “Having spoken to the people of Tipperary, the overwhelming feeling on the ground is to ensure the citizens of the Premier County have their voices heard in Dail Eireann, something which is sadly lacking during the present administration. Thursday’s convention gives an opportunity to the Fianna Fail delegates to select a strong candidate to contest the next election. Given my background, I feel I have a lot to offer and crucially, can offer a fresh voice to help the party regain a seat at the next election. Thursday’s convention is about the future, not the past and I am confident of being chosen as a candidate for the next election”.


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