Tommy was first elected to office in 1985 and was returned as a public representative at every subsequent election. He is married to Ann and they have one daughter. Deeply committed to the local community he has been on Tullamore Tidy Towns committee for over 15 years, and the work put in by this committee and volunteers has been appreciated nationallyas they secured a silver medal in the National Tidy Towns’ Large Town Category. Tommy is also a member of Irish Business Against Litter and takes pride in the fact that Tullamore came in at ninth place on Europe’’s ‘Cleaner Than Normal’ list. He sits on the board of the Tullamore Arts Centre and founded the Citizens Information Centre in the town. rnTommy’s contribution to Tullamore is inexhaustible. He works painstakingly to help unemployed people in his electoral area to secure meaningful employment. He is a director of Community Services, which acquires funding from the County Council and redistributes it to schools in order to facilitate improved employment prospects for unemployed people. He is involved with a service which provides alarms to the local elderly and vulnerable people. Among his sizable achievements, he lobbied relentlessly with all involved parties to ensure that more trains pass through Tullamore; this resulted in a 55 minute journey time to Dublin and has made a major difference to the local economy as well as to the quality of life of commuters.
Cllr Tommy McKeigue
Offaly County Council