Peggy was co-opted as a Member of Tipperary County Council in December 2021, replacing her brother, Peter Ryan, who resigned his seat.
Peggy is a graduate of the Ursuline Secondary School in Thurles. She was the chairperson of the school council, participated in school musicals, and was a school orchestra and choir member.
Peggy has a degree in History, Politics and Social Studies, a Masters in Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics. She has recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Policy and Practice.
As her academic qualifications show, Peggy has always been interested in politics. She is passionate about social policy and its impact on people’s quality of life. She is eager to bring her skills and knowledge to use as a public representative.
As Peter Ryan’s sister, Peggy is well placed to carry on the many projects he started and ensure completion. Peggy will work closely with Peter to ensure a smooth transition without disruption to the work of Tipperary County Council.
“I am incredibly proud of the work that Peter carried out, and I want to thank him for the support he has offered and will continue to offer me as I take on this role”
Peggy is passionate about housing, disability awareness and the facilitation of needs, especially in educational settings. She is very well aware that locally, issues connected to roads and environmental concerns, e.g., rubbish dumping, are core issues.
Peggy had her first child in December, which brings added motivation to work tirelessly for the people of Tipperary. “I will be so proud to represent my child locally and demonstrate the capacity of women to succeed in politics,” she said.
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