I live in the family home at Laharn, Lombardstown. I am the youngest of seven children and son of the late William (Bill) and Margaret O’ Shea. I became an member of Cork County Council in June 2009 following success in the local elections. I was subsequently re-elected to Cork County Council in May 2014 & May 2019 representing the Kanturk/Charleville Electoral Area of Cork County Council.
If I can be of any assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will do my best for you. I will be working alongside my colleague Cllr. Gerard Murphy in Cork County Council along with Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine Michael Creed, TD & Junior Minister David Stanton, TD to ensure the people living in the Kanturk/Charleville Electoral Area are well served by Cork County Council and by the Government.
I work for the Mental Health Services in the Cork Kerry Community Healthcare of the HSE. Outside of politics, I am also an active member of the following community and voluntary boards/groups such as:
Laharn Community Action CLG; I am currently a member of Laharn Community Action LTD, which is a voluntary group who provide a variety of traditional and cultural activities within the local community. Projects including the revival of dancing at the crossroads at Laharn Cross and the renovation of the old schoolhouse in Laharn into a new Community, Cultural & Heritage Centre is a sample of the groups recent efforts.
Board of Management, Glantane National School; I was delighted to join the Board of Management in Glantane National School in 2011. The school has gone through a remarkable transformation over these years with a significant extension to the school. I have been re-elected to the Board for another four year period by the Bishop of Cloyne, Most Rev. William Crean. I will continue to work with the Board on advancing the school further in the coming years.
Board of Management, Colaiste Treasa, Kanturk; I joined the Board of Management in Colaiste Treasa in September 2015 for a four year period. The school, lead by Prinicpal John Murphy is a wonderful example of how secondary level education should be delivered. I will continue to work with the School and Board of Management on advancing the school further in the coming years.
Dromahane Community Park; I am very proud to be a trustee of the Dromahane Community Park Group, who were set up to develop the new Amenity Park for the village. Cork County Council purchased 6.4 acres in order to develop an Amenity Park & Recreational Area for the village in 2014 which is a fantastic opportunity for the area.