Liam Browne To Stand In Local Elections As An Independent

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Liam Browne originally from Cashel but now living in Rosegreen is to stand in the local elections in June as an Independent.

Mr Browne led a response to plans to deliver an accommodation centre for 70 asylum seekers in Cashel in late 2023 and believes that the needs of local communities are being ignored in general.

Mr Browne has worked abroad in his younger days – his last 25 years have been as a Senior Maintenance Engineer with MSD in Ballydine, Carrick on Suir.

Mr Browne’s late father Michael was a long time Sinn Fein Councillor in the former Cashel Urban Council and made history in 2011 when he became the first Sinn Fein elected politician to meet Queen Elizabeth welcoming her to the Rock of Cashel as Mayor of Cashel.

Liam Browne is adamant that decision making has drifted away from local communities in areas such as water services, health services and housing.

Mr Browne is 52 and married with two daughters.

He joins the contest alongside a number of declared candidates for the Tipperary Cashel Local Electoral area – sitting councillors Declan Burgess(FG), Mary Hanna Hourigan(FG) John Crosse(FG), Roger Kennedy(FF), Tony Black(SF) Anne Marie Ryan(SF) and independents John O’Heney and Peadar O’Donnell.

There are seven seats to be filled.

The election is expected to be keenly contested and the retirement of Cllr Michael Fitzgerald(FG) is likely to have an influence on the outcome.

Cllr Fitzgerald topped the poll in the 2019 election with a massive 3,005 votes first preference votes – almost 25% of the votes.

The 2024 local elections will be held between June 6 – 9th in conjunction with the European Parliament Elections.