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Green Party Appoints New Portlaoise Local Rep

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.

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