Brigid Duffy, Fianna Fáil
Born and raised in Edgeworthstown, Brigid Duffy is one of three female Fianna Fáil candidates contesting the May 24 local elections in county Longford.
With the six outgoing councillors in Ballymahon Municipal District all seeking re-election, Brigid, who works as a secretary in St Mary’s NS Edgeworthstown, is hoping she can spring a surprise and oust one of the half dozen.
Brigid says she loves her job and the people she works with. “It’s fantastic to work right in the heart of my community.”
Over the last number of years she has worked with many community groups in Edgeworthstown, including, Tidy Towns, Traders Association, Community Games etc.
She firmly believes that Edgeworthstown needs to have a council representative living in the town and suggests that if elected, she can better represent the town on the local authority.
“As I am living and working in the heart of the town, this makes me accessible to people and I think better placed to see and action the issues relating to our area.”
Brigid concluded by saying, “Edgeworthstown has a lot to offer but could benefit from more services, and better support from our local council to make us the thriving hub we once were and that is my goal.”