Mary is living in Ballyroan and has a son and daughter, Conor and Aoife. As chairperson of Laois/Offaly ETB (formerly Laois VEC), Mary places great emphasis on the role of lifelong education for people of all ages.
One of Mary’s priorities is to secure funding for a new amalgamated primary school in Ballyroan which was recently granted planning permission. Mary has been a member of staff in Portlaoise library for many years. She was actively involved in securing a new library for Portlaoise town. The new location on the Main Street will present a wonderful opportunity to develop a modern library in the heart of the town and encourage economic activity in this area.
Mary has a genuine interest in arts and culture within the county. She is a member of the Board of Dunamaise Theatre and Laois School of Music.