Fine Gael Senator for Galway-Roscommon
Elected Cllr in local election 2019. Fine Gael candidate for Roscommon-Galway in the General Election.
- From Poolboy, Ballinasloe and a past pupil of Scoil Mhuire in Ballinasloe, I’m an Arts graduate of NUI Galway with a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Languages for Business. With training in export marketing and Diploma in Project Management.
- I come from a farming background with a love of the countryside and rural life. I have worked in Dublin for Enterprise Ireland supporting Irish businesses and in Science Foundation Ireland funding excellence in research at 3rd level. I moved back to Ballinasloe three years ago and joined NUI Galway, where I was involved as a project manager Innovation in Healthcare and I worked with Irish start-ups and staff within the HSE.
- The Ballinasloe municipal area has a strong agricultural sector, fantastic schools and a great community of clubs and we are also facing challenges. I want to develop East Galway and Roscommon as a location for future development and investment.
Aisling's Track Record
- Elected a Councillor in the local election 2019
- Fine Gael candidate for Roscommon-Galway in the General Election 2019.
- Elected to Seanad Eireann as a Fine Gael Senator for Roscommon-Galway in 2020 where I am Seanad Spokesperson for Education, Higher Education, Research and Innovation
- I am a co-founder of the ‘Ballinasloe Says No’ campaign group who successfully challenged Galway County Council in the High Court on compliance with the European Habitats Directive and impact of a waste transfer station on the waterways and on the River Suck Flood Plains. I assisted in motivating & co-ordinating community support in Ballinasloe area to collect over 500 petitions, 220 objections and canvassed 39 Councillors in Galway County Council. I actively engaged with Ministers, MEPs, Senators, TDs, senior barristers, solicitors on behalf of the community in Ballinasloe & townlands in this area. Since a new application for a waste transfer station was lodged in January 2021, the group continues to challenge the application.