Elected as a councillor to the Strabane District Council in 2011 representing the Derg Ward and in 2015 when elected to the newly formed Derry City and Strabane District Council I acted as the Presiding Officer of the new council elect.
In 2017, as Mayor of Derry City and Strabane, I had the privilege of representing the Council not only in Ireland but also in the USA and China. I represented Council in Westminster in 2017 lobbying for City Deal which has now been acquired.
In 2019, I was co-opted as MLA for West Tyrone to replace Michaela Boyle MLA.
I am privileged to represent the people of West Tyrone on behalf of Sinn Féin, should it be in council or in the assembly.
A graduate in Economics, I began my lecturing career in Strabane teaching Economics and Accounts and at the time of amalgama- tion with Derry to form the North West College of Technology was appointed as Senior Lecturer co-ordinating the Youth Training Program and the Essential Skills Program in Derry and Strabane District.
I am founder member of Mourne Derg Credit Union, Conradh na Gaeilge Na Deirge and Naíscoil na Deirge (pre-school through the medium of Irish) . As life-long member of the GAA, both as Cathaoirleach of my local club Naomh Eoghain, Caislean na Deirge and a referee I also established the first Gaelic club in the North West Regional College. I have always been involved in community activity and as a passionate Gaelgeoir I continue to promote the Irish language in the community.
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