Tom Hennessy Declares For The Upcoming Local Elections

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Pictured L-R Sean Meehan, Tom Hennessey, and TD Mattie McGrath

Ballylooby resident Tom Hennessy is the latest candidate to declare for the upcoming Local Elections on June 7th.  Mr Hennessy launched his campaign in the Abbey Tavern last weekend.  Mr Hennessy says he made the decision to run, after listening to people within his community who increasingly felt that the main political parties have become detached from ordinary people, and are neither listening to them anymore or speaking on their behalf, and that needs to change.

A married father of four, Tom is currently self-employed as a dental technicianSupporting small and medium sized businesses is a key priority for Mr Hennessy who is very involved in the local Republican Commemoration scene, organising many well attended commemorations all over Tipperary. He is passionate about Irish history and the need to keep alive the history and memory of the Irish Patriot dead. Mr Hennessy has taken part in a number of recent protest events such as beef farmers seeking better prices, and most recently speaking at events in support of New Inn man Sean Meehan. On the issue of immigration Mr Hennessy is seeking a pause in the numbers of people entering Ireland be they from Ukraine or asylum seekers due to pressures on housing and public services.  As a parent of a child with Special Needs he wants to see increased funding for extra respite services and the development of independent living accommodation. Fellow Independent candidate Liam Browne, a former neighbour of Tom’s from Rosegreen, near where Tom grew up at the Racecourse Cross also attended the launch event.  

Mr Hennessy will stand in the Cahir Local Electoral Area which will elect four councillors on June 7th – the sitting  four Councillors  are all standing in the election  Mairin McGrath Independent, Marie Murphy Fine Gael, Micheal Anglim Fianna Fáil and Andy Moloney Independent.