Joe O'Reilly TD

Joe was first elected to Cavan County Council in 1985. He became a member of Cavan V.E.C. that year also. I was previously a member of Seanad Eireann from 1989-1992 and was a member of the Seanad for my second term from 2007 to 2011. During that time I was spokesperson on Energy, Communications and Natural Resources.  I was Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council from 2004-2005. I was elected TD for the Cavan and Monaghan area in the 2011 General Election, something of which I am enourmously proud of.  Recently I have been appointed Vice-Chairman of The Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement Committee, a member of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembley and the Joint Oireachtas Committee

Joe started his career as a primary school teacher and his favourite class to teach was 5th class. He founded the Bailieborough Mental Health Association and is the current chairman. Joe enjoys doing stand up comedy and commentated on the 2010 St. Patrick's Day parade in Bailieborough. His favourite film is Slumdog Millionaire.


Education policy in Northern Ireland another example of SF double standards – O’Reilly

“Sinn Féin’s Education Spokesperson, Jonathan O’Brien, is on the record as having said that education cuts result in a demoralised profession and an erosion of the goodwill that is so essential to the learning environment in classrooms.

Justice Minister confirms new Garda station in Bailieborough a priority for 2015 – Humphreys & O’Reilly

“The Justice Minister has confirmed that the provision of a new Garda Station in Bailieborough has been identified as a priority for 2015,” according to Minister Heather Humphreys and Deputy Joe O’Reilly.

Major improvement in primary schools Maths and English reading for first time in 30 years – O’Reilly

“The independent Educational Research Centre assessed over 8,000 pupils in 150 primary schools and found a marked improvement in Mathematics and English reading skills for the first time since 1980. This is very much to be welcomed” says Joe O’Reilly, Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan.

New classroom approved for Killygarry National School – O’Reilly

“Approval has been granted for a new classroom in Killygarry National School. This is great news for the pupils and teachers of Killygarry”, says Joe O’Reilly, Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan.

Latest CSO figures show strongest jobs growth in the Border Region – O’Reilly

Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan, Joe O’Reilly has welcomed the latest official employment figures from the Central Statistics Office which show that the strongest increases in employment over the last quarter took place in the Border counties, as well as in the West and the South East.