Oliver was first elected to office in 1991, and is an experienced and competent elected representative who topped the pole in the two subsequent elections. He is married to Eileen and they have four adult children. A councillor with a reputation for getting things done, Oliver Tully is one of the most active Councillors on Louth County Council. A former secondary school teacher he has 30 years experience in the education sector and continues to be heavily involved in a number of committees, including Louth Mead Education and Training Board where he was Chairman from 2005 to 2011. Going forward he plans to campaign for better local services and was instrumental in securing the €80,000 funding grant allocated to improving the coast road from Clogherhead to Termonfeckin in 2013. He is an active member of the Balsanter (Baltray, Sandpit and Termonfeckin) Community Text Alert- a new community safety programme using mobile phone text alerts to ensure the safety of the community. He is committed to representing all the people within his local electoral area in whatever capacity he is required going forward.