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Ann Phelan
Ann Phelan
Party 3

Incumbent :

Main message to voters:

As Minister of State I am proud of what I have delivered for our constituency. My priority is making recovery as local as possible, creating sustainable local jobs across communities in Carlow and Kilkenny. I'm asking you to place your trust in me again by giving me your Number One vote.

Election history:

Ann took the first seat in the 2011 General Election in the 5-seat Carlow/Kilkenny constituency and created history by becoming the first woman to do so since the establishment of our State. Ann was elected to Kilkenny County Council in 2004 and again in 2009, having increased her vote.


  1. Supporting existing jobs + SME's. Creating sustainable local jobs in our communities, focusing on Tourism, IT, Agri Food and Artisan Food Production.
  2. Rollout more Primary Care Health Centres in our local towns and villages and make health services available at more local level.
  3. Continuing support for the 9% VAT in the Tourism +Hospitality Sector. Further driving projects such as Irelands Ancient East and the Barrow Way.