Sarah O’Reilly topped the poll in Bailieborough-Cootehill local election with 1,704 votes and 15% of the first preferences to become Aontú’s first elected councillor in the country. Previously she was co-opted onto Cavan County Council in 2016 and subsequently took up a position as a political administrator. Prior to her co-option, Sarah worked as a buyer for an international company in Cavan Town. Sarah worked in agriculture and civil works for 18 years before returning to education in 2010 and qualifying as an Accountant Technician in 2012. She is a member of The Castle Lake Committee, The Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB), The Joint Policing Committee (JPC), Bailieborough Community School, Cavan’s Enterprise and Economic Committee and The Garage Theatre, Monaghan. She has worked extremely hard over the last four years to improve promote and develop the community, and address the concerns of her constituents.