Joe O’Connell has been selected as the Fianna Fail candidate in the Cashel/Tipperary electoral area for local election in May.
A native of Hollyford, Joe runs a motor factor and agri parts business in Hollyford and Thurles. Married to Mary they have two children. Joe contested the 2004 local election and was unlucky not to be elected. He was Director of Elections for Fianna Fail in North Tipperary and South Offaly in the 2009 General Election. Joe is a director of South Tipperary Developments Company, a member of North/South Tipperary Committee on rural transport, third Tipperary Brigade Commemoration Committee, Hollyford School Board of Management and Chairman of Hollyford Handball Club. “As a self-employed person, I am acutely aware of the problems facing small businesses in the current economic climate. If elected, I will work with the statutory agencies on behalf of small businesses and for the protection of jobs and supporting the creation of new jobs.”