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Gráinne McPhillips

Ballyjamesduff LEA - Cavan County Council

Gráinne McPhillips from Drumnalaragh, Ballinagh is challenging for a council seat in Ballyjamesduff LEA in 2024.

Gráinne stood for election in 2019, narrowly missing out on a seat but has continued to actively work for her local community. Having been a primary school teacher for some years, Gráinne has recently been appointed principal to a rural Cavan school.

Within Macra na Feirme, Gráinne has organised many events and activities both at county and club level, ensuring young people have outlets to socialise and develop in their local areas. Gráinne has helped with fundraisers for local charities including those supporting Palliative Care, SOSAD and Motor Neuron.

Gráinne has been very active in support of local organisations such as those in Drumkilly Hall, Castlerahan GAA and the Drumavaddy Festival

Contact details

Phone: 086 266 6429

Gráinne's Local Election Leaflet

The Irish political system is radically broken

In Ireland the vast majority of elected representatives put a finger in the air to check which way the political wind is blowing. They have one eye on their leaders – seeking brownie points – and another eye keeping their seat safe. If elected reps shut up and do as they’re told, they are promoted; if they stand up for what they believe in, they are demoted. No wonder we have the political class we have. No wonder one point one billion euro is being buried in a hole under the National Children’s Hospital and that Stormont is in stalemate.

Throughout Ireland, many people are now afraid to say what they feel, many are afraid to respectfully engage on a range of different topics. Many feel there is a new censorship and a new political correctness in Ireland, that opposition to the establishment is being deleted.

Respectful opposition is not the enemy. Respectful opposition is a critical element of a functional democracy. Aontú will have the backbone to stand up, without fear, for you.