Edenderry woman Christine Traynor hopes to contest the next general election for Fianna Fail in the Laois Offaly Constituency.
The party believes a TD in Edenderry would bring “much-needed and welcome representation for Edenderry town and wider community and Christine has already proven that she is a change-maker and not afraid to challenge the status quo,” they explained in a statement.
A practicing Barrister by trade, Ms Traynor has also been busy making a name for herself having recently established Edenderry and Local District Chamber of Commerce. Since its establishment she has set about working with the local business community across the North East of Offaly and has set her sights on creating a Rural Town Masterplan: Edenderry Vision 2030.
From humble beginnings, Ms Traynor grew up in Ballyfermot. She became a commercial manager before the age of 30 years for an International Roofing Product Company under the mentorship of Mr. Helmut Clissman before going on the study law.
She mentored by Naas-based Constance Cassidy SC in her first year as a barrister. And believes that “education is one of the keys to breaking out of the cycle of poverty”.
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She now sets her sights on improving our country’s standing through her active participation in local government.
She says she’s getting into politics because “it is important to choose some prudent battles” and believes that “local authorities should be better supported to deliver essential services and infrastructural investment.
“Government has a responsibility and is required to do their part in ensuring the potential of our towns and villages are fully realised.”
Ms Traynor believes that with proper infrastructural investment Edenderry would grow into a vibrant town which would benefit the wider area, including Clonbollogue and Rhode and would open up the whole county.
Edenderry Chamber of Commerce has recently launched a campaign: Edenderry ‘A Gateway to the Hidden Heartlands.’