Cllr Liam Doherty
Liam Doherty is 37 years old. A native of Convoy and married to wife Patricia, the couple currently live together in the town. A committed community activist as well as a fundraiser for a number of local charitable and sporting organisations, Liam is well known in the area as a prominent community volunteer.
Liam currently sits on Convoy's environmental committee, a local group responsible for the enhancement of the town and its surrounding hinterland which together have developed numerous initiatives such as the development of the town's playground and recreational facilities. In addition to this, Liam also helps out regularly with annual clean ups and litter campaigns in and around the surrounding area.
A keen angler, Liam is a committee member of the local angling club while he also helped with the establishment of the local men shed. In 2013, Liam helped raise over €40,000 for special needs and annually gives of his time towards fundraisers aimed at raising awareness for homelessness and social deprivation.
Liam is a familiar face when it comes to protesting against inequality and austerity and he isn't afraid to challenge the status quo. He has campaigned heavily locally and nationally against water charges and is also a member of campaign group Right2Water. Liam has also heavily lobbied for the retention of Lifford hospital and has tirelessly campaigned for the protection of current services offered at St. Joseph's hospital in Stranorlar.
Locally, Liam is known to many to be a hard worker, something which has made him known affectionately as the "one to be called upon". As a Councillor, Liam has brought some very important motions in front of the Council such as a request that the Local Authority exam the tourism potential of Drumboe Woods. He has also made a plea for the preservation of the section of Moore Street in Dublin where the last battle of the Easter Rising took place.
Since becoming a Councillor in 2014, Liam has been a member of the Roads and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee and has fought his corner for the upgrading of the roads throughout the Stranorlar Electoral Area.
Evidently, Liam is committed to enhancing the infrastructure in the Stranorlar Electoral Area and he has also strongly advocated for the development of community safety initiatives for the elderly as well as the promotion of facilities for our young people. In fact, one of Liam's key priorities as a public representative is to turn the tide on emigration as he continues to work closely with his party colleagues to tackle unemployment, and has given a pledge to work tirelessly on your behalf towards the creation of a fairer and more equitable Ireland for all.