Fianna Fail election candidate for the Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District, Imelda Goldsboro, launched her campaign in Ballingarry Community Hall and among the guests were MEP Brian Crowley and FF Vice President Arthur Griffin.
Brian Crowley formally launched Ms Goldsboroâ€™s campaign at the function on February 8 that was attended by a large crowd of local supporters, who enjoyed refreshments supplied by a team of volunteers.
Among the local Fianna Fail party activists at her campaign launch were FF north Tipperary councillor John Hogan, FF Tipperary/Cashel Municipal District candidate Roger Kennedy and former Ballingarry FF councillor Susan Meagher.
Imelda said she was humbled, honoured and encouraged by the turnout to the launch. She started canvassing Carrick Municipal District voters last week and said she looks forward to meeting all the constituents in the new electoral area in the coming weeks.
Imeldaâ€™s maiden name is McGrath and she is married to Thomas Goldsboro. They have three children.
She recently completed four years in college as a mature student studying business and accountancy studies.
She is actively involved in numerous organisations in Ballingarry parish, which has allowed her the opportunity to interact with many State agencies and other relevant bodies.
She said she was very concerned with a variety of issues affecting ordinary people in rural Ireland, especially the demise of local communities.
â€œI am very aware of the issues and financial difficulties people are facing within their homes,â€ she said.
â€œI empathise with the families separated due to immigration and the difficulties that this brings to homes. I am appalled that the elderly in our society who have built our nation are not receiving the respect and facilities they deserve. I understand our approach within society needs to adapt to change but it must be a positive change, one that can create jobs, provide training for the long term unemployed, assist the disadvantaged and protect the elderly and vulnerable.â€