Susan O'Keeffe of Labour
Susan O’Keeffe, the Labour party candidate who was the unsuccessful candidate in the Sligo/North Leitrim constituency during the recent general election will get a second bite of the cherry after being elected as a Labour candidate in the forthcoming Sean elections.
A joint meeting of the Parliamentary Party and Central Council last night selected the following candidates to select the Seanad elections on behalf of the Labour Party: Read more
Tommy Higgins out canvassing with Susan O'Keeffe
Long-time Labour activist and trade union organiser Tommy Higgins, who is President of the Labour Party in Sligo North Leitrim, will nominate Susan O’Keeffe as the party’s candidate in the general election next Monday (7 February) at Sligo Courthouse at 2.30pm.
Tommy Higgins is a former Labour Party Dáil candidate and a former Labour member of Sligo Borough Council. He was mayor of Sligo in 1970, 1975 and 1984.
‘Tommy has flown the Labour flag in Sligo for seventy years. His loyalty to the party and to its core beliefs and principles is what builds and strengthens political parties. Read more
Susan O'Keeffe of Labour
Unemployment in Leitrim has risen 185 per cent since the Fianna Fail/Green coalition took power in 2007. In June 2007, 1,272 people in Leitrim were on the Live Register; at the end of 2010, there were 3,630. A huge number of people, 899, are signing on in Manorhamilton alone, according to Sligo/North Leitrim Labour candidate Susan O’Keeffe.
“It is clear that there is very little hope of unemployed people finding work, in Leitrim or anywhere else in Ireland, while Fianna Fail is in office. Read more
Sligo General Hospital
The HSE West budget cuts announced last Tuesday reflect the key problems at the heart of our health system, Labour party candidate for Sligo North Leitrim Susan O’Keeffe said this weekend.
She said: “Nearly two months ago I asked the Minister for Health Mary Harney to come to Sligo to explain directly to people what she planned for our regional hospitals but all she has done is produce enough fudge to run a small sweet factory. Read more
Susan O’Keeffe, the Labour Party candidate in Sligo North Leitrim, said today that the Labour Party would meet in two weeks time to discuss how, when in government, it could manage the variety of hospitals around the country and deliver hospital services to people in places like Sligo and Roscommon.
Responding to questions on a Morning Ireland interview about the closure of Roscommon Hospital, Susan O’Keeffe said that the Labour Party believed absolutely in delivering local services locally to people. Read more
Jan O'Sullivan TD and Susan O'Keeffe, Dail candidate Sligo/North Leitrim
Labour Party Health spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan TD, hosted a round table discussion in Galway at the weekend to discuss the cuts in HSE West’s budget.
Dail candidate for Sligo/North Leitrim Susan O’Keeffe said after the meeting: Read more
More than one in five of front line jobs in mental health services are not being filled in the Sligo/Leitrim area as a result of the Government’s two-year moratorium on staffing, according to the Labour candidate running in the next General election in the North West constituency.
This is one of many stark findings in a report compiled by the HSE itself which shows that patient safety is now at risk across key areas of the health services. The Labour Party’s general election candidate in Sligo North Leitrim Susan O’Keeffe has pledged that the party will demand that the HSE will reveal exactly which patients are at risk and what it is proposing to do about that risk. Read more
Cllr Veronica Cawley was defeated in the weekend selection
Labour’s candidate for the Sligo-North Leitrim at the next general will be the same candidate who was selected to run in last year’s European Parliament elections.
Former broadcaster and journalist Susan O’Keeffe (49), was elected by a secret ballot among 13 members of Labour’s national executive over the weekend.
Sligo Mayor Veronica Cawley, a lifelong Labour supporter was the only other contestant with Ms O’Keeffe, who only joined the party in 2009.
Ms O’Keeffe now joins another high profiler in the north west, Frank McBrearty Jnr, who was selected some months ago to run in the Donegal south west bye election.