The Laois native is also parliamentary assistant to Minister Pippa Hackett.
The Laois-Offaly branch of the Green Party has appointed a new Local Electoral Area rep for Portlaoise
Rosie Palmer, a Laois-native living in Ballinakill and Parliamentary Assistant to Green Party Junior Minister Pippa Hackett, has been selected.
She joins John Holland, the party’s representative in Portarlington-Graiguecullen.
“Coming from a rural part of the Midlands has made me very aware of what we, as a rural population, need as we make our transition to climate neutrality,” she says.
"I’m looking forward to working with the local communities here to achieve that in a way that is fair and beneficial to everyone”.
Rosie's background is in Social Policy and Human Rights and she has an interest in addressing climate change from a human rights perspective.
She also plays and coaches rugby with Portlaoise RFC.
At the recent AGM of the Laois-Offaly Green Party, Councillor Mark Hackett, who represents the Edenderry electoral area on the Offaly County Council and is also married to Minister Hackett, was re-elected as chairperson.