Former Tipperary TD Seamus Healy is to run in the next General Election.
Seamus Healy, aged 73, was first elected to Leinster House in 2000 and held the seat until 2007 before being elected again in 2011. Mr Healy lost his seat in 2020 but is prompted to run again partly by the change to the Constituency which will see Mr Healy run South Tipperary where three Dáil seats are to be filled. At present 2 of the 5 Tipperary TDs are based in south Tipperary – Rural Independent Deputy Mattie McGrath and Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Browne. The former TD has remained active in the Clonmel community on a range of issues and also feels that the changes to local government structures in 2014 has left the town of Clonmel in a less prominent role. Mr Healy is a member of the Clonmel-based Workers and Unemployed Action Party which also counts Cllr Pat English, Clonmel Borough Council, amongst it’s members.