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Thérèse Ruane - Castlebar LEA

Thérèse, a native of Castlebar, is a member of Castlebar Town Council. She has earned a reputation as a dedicated, honest, hard-working campaigner for the people of Mayo. She is a member of Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle.

She is a founding member of Mayo Intercultural Action (MIA), an award-winning human rights organisation. She works with MIA as an Enterprise Development Officer promoting female entrepreneurship. Thérèse has volunteered and worked for more than ten years with a number of community organisations, advocating and campaigning on issues relating to women, lone parents, unemployed people, people with disabilities, migrants, mental health and youth. A strong advocate of volunteering and active citizenship, she is the chairperson of Mayo Volunteer Centre.

Thérèse is a strong advocate for environmental and sustainability issues. She is a member of Mayo Sustainability Forum, Tidy Towns Committee, and she established Smart Travel Castlebar, an organisation promoting sustainable travel.

A member of Mayo VEC, Thérèse is a qualified teacher and has taught at second level, third level and in adult education. As a dedicated sportsperson, she has coached and represented Connaught in tennis and athletics.

Thérèse, a board member of Foras na Gaeilge, she is a passionate campaigner for the Irish language and the Gaeltacht. She is a member of Gnó Mhaigh Eo, an organisation promoting Irish in business; she is also fluent in Spanish and has an MA in Intercultural Studies.

Thérèse is a proud Mayo woman, and as your public representative, she will work passionately to deliver for the people of Mayo and to bring about a more equal, fair and just society for all.

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