I was educated at St Augustine’s and Good Counsel College, New Ross and I am currently employed as a Healthcare Assistant. I’m married to Becky and I’m a proud father to Seán and Katie. In a past life, I trained as a carpenter and subsequently worked with Tierney & O’Neill for 10 enjoyable years. I also managed our family pub in Inistioge. Following the collapse of the building industry and indeed the Irish economy, I like thousands of other people found themselves on the unemployment queue. It came to a point where if I was to support my family, I had to either retrain or emigrate. I chose to retrain and I am now employed as a Healthcare Assistant in Gowran Abbey Nursing Home. It’s tough, it’s challenging, it’s a million miles from putting up a roof but it’s also incredibly rewarding and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I, like many others, have been incredibly disillusioned and let down with the politics of the past. I will not promise people the sun, moon and stars. I will however promise people that I will give the role my very best and do everything in my power to make my family and friends proud.
Cllr Michael Doyle
Kilkenny County Council