Cllr Tom Cunningham

Cllr Tom Cunningham, Sinn Fein Louth, Ardee

Tom Cunningham is a native of Clogherhead and lives there with his partner Sinead and their three daughters. He was educated at Callystown National School and St Joseph’s C.B.S. Drogheda. He is a ceiling fixer by trade, and was a member of R.N.L.I. for about 20 years having helped save many lives at sea during that time.

Tom is a keen sports enthusiast. He is a former player with the Dreadnots G.F.C. and was selected for the committee this year and is now involved in coaching juveniles at the club. He is also an avid supporter of Glasgow Celtic F.C. There is an established political tradition in Tom’s family, with his uncle and grandfather, (both called Pat Carr), being past mayors of Drogheda.

Tom is a founder member of the Tim Flannigan Sinn Féin Cumann, and is the first member of his family to represent the party at Council level. Tom contested the 2004 Local Elections along with Councillor Imelda Munster for the Drogheda East Electoral area. While he did not get elected, he polled over 700 votes. In May 2014 he got elected along with his running mate Pearse McGeough.

Among his other interests Tom lists Irish history and a deep concern for the environment. Along with Councillor Imelda Munster, he organises the beach clean up with the Clogherhead Scouts and Beavers annually at The Little Strand beach. He will be working very closely with Matt Carthy MEP to improve the lives of fishermen in the area.

Tom is currently on the Planning and Environment SPC (Special Policy Committee) on Louth County Council.

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