Portlaoise man, Noel Tuohy has been selected as Labour’s candidate to run in the seven seater Portlaoise/Abbeyleix electoral area in next year’s local elections. Noel, a father of four, is particularly well known in GAA circles and as a community activist.
This will be Mr Tuohy’s first venture into local politics, having spent the last 30 years working as a prison officer in Portlaoise. He has also been an active campaigner with both the Save Shaen Hospital committee and the local hospital.
Mr Tuohy says he wants to work to “re-energise Main Street”. Other priorities include the relocation of the courthouse and a new school building for Scoil Bhride, Knockmay.
“It is fierce important that in the local elections Portlaoise votes for a strong voice to represent the best interests of the town and its residents,” Mr Tuohy said.
The final Labour selection night for Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick will take place on December 5