Catherine Joseph

Local Area Representative
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I want to serve and represent ethnic minority groups and, by extension, all the good people of Longford.

I am working towards social justice, equality and inclusiveness, sustainable development, and green solutions that aim at building and preserving a safe world for our future generations. I see the many growth potentials in Longford, ranging from its multicultural strength to the many vacant lands and abandoned buildings that could be transformed to expand the hospitality sector by attracting tourists and generating revenue. Our vacant land can be developed to entice investors for infrastructural development and job creation.

I believe if we invest our efforts in a better public transport system, increased clean renewable energy, support base for farmers and businesses with an inclusive policy for everyone, Longford will be at the forefront as a community leading the charge in our efforts to tackle the climate crisis in Ireland.

My priorities

Creation of jobs and promoting local businesses.

Creating awareness of green innovations and sustainable tourism.

Support disadvantaged communities.

Promoting an equal and inclusive environment for everyone.

Support migrants to effectively integrate into Irish society.


Originally from the Benue State of Nigeria, I settled in Ireland 11 years ago. I took a keen interest in Irish culture and learned all about the rich cultural heritage of the Irish community after studying Tourism at Drogheda Institute of Technology. I also hold a degree in Hotel and Leisure Management from Athlone Institute of Technology. I have worked here in Ireland over the years as a waitress, care assistant and customer service assistant. I'm also known as a political activist and founder of Ethnic Minority Hub – Ireland.

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