Tipperary Fine Gael candidate Newman to seek Seanad Nomination

Anne O'Grady

Reporter:

Anne O'Grady

Mary Newman

Newman hopes to capture the seat left vacant by the resignation of Sen. Denis Landy

Mary Newman, one of the 7 declared Fine Gael candidates in Tipperary for the next general election has announced today that she is actively seeking a nomination to contest the forthcoming Seand bye-election.

The vacancy on the Agricultural panel in Seanad Eireann has occured due to the resignation of former Senator Denis Landy from Carrick-on-Suir.

There are 10 nominating bodies for the Seanad agricultural panel and candidates must be able to demonstrate their experience and interest in agriculture to be considered for a nomination.

Mary is a vet by profession, qualifying over 17 years ago and having spent over 6 years in livestock veterinary practice before joining the animal health pharmaceutical industry.

Her current role involves delivering information and education to both vets and farmers with the primary focus on improving farm production and profitability.

She is married to fellow vet Tom Julian from Cappawhite & O’Connor Julian Veterinary Hospital in Cashel. They live on their own family farm in Lagganstown, Golden.

Having participated in the very successful and well attended Fine Gael district hustings over the past 3 months, Mary is keenly aware of the disappointment amongst Fine Gael members in Tipperary about the continued lack of an FG Oireachtas member in this constituency.

‘Whilst it is regrettable that Denis Landy has decided to resign from Seanad Eireann, this does afford a new candidate the opportunity to seek an Oireachtas seat for the people of Tipperary’, Mary said. ‘If successful in seeking the support of a nominating body, it will be the next step on the journey to delivering FG representation for the county”, she continued.

‘I wish former Senator Landy the very best and thank him for his service to the public and the people of Tipperary’