Cllr. Joe Sheridan Fianna Fáil

Chair of Tuam Municipal District. North Western Regional Assembly & Galway Climate SPC.

Joe Sheridan from Milltown, Co. Galway and a candidate in the 2021 Seanad By-Elections, FEBRUARY 2021’.

I am a family man, married to Sinead from Dunmore, with a family of three. I am the middle son of J.J. Sheridan and Mary Forde.  I have lived and worked my entire life in North Galway and my background is in Aquatics, Agricultural Science with a Masters in Food Science and Engineering. I am a 7th generation Publican with Brewing/Distilling Fabrications business.

I’m a proud Fianna Fáil member and  supporter, as are generations before me, I believe in an all-Island Ireland for all with dignity and  opportunity for all peoples, in all regions. The SUNDAY TIMES 24/1/21 ,’4 country survey’ augers well for a border poll and after Mr. Osborne’s comments last week,’the exit door’ nears.


My NWRA work has sparked a keen interest in emerging regional, national and EU policy as well as the EU budget streams and this will give me a keen edge in the Seanad and beyond.


I am an avid follower of all sports, particularly GAA football. I am a community man with a deep work and delivery ethic. I believe in positive action and the provision of services to country areas and small towns alike. I am a founder and continuing sponsor of the Rural Social Scheme for North Galway servicing The Tuam area.

I am the Chair of County Galway Vintners [VFI], representing over 400 businesses in Co. Galway. I am a founding member of our Solar Scan I-Hub and am currently pursing An Taisce Ambassadorship. I have held local community positions such as Chair of the Community Council, Trader’s Association, Historical Society as well as numerous amenity and sporting body committee posts.

I am a team lead and advocate for SCAN Sustainable Energy Community, Galway Blueway and facility upgrades for Tuam including remote work smart hubs and a supporter of Cope and inclusion amenities for 2021, including Tuam Pool Complex.

Like all who live and work in rural Ireland and small towns, my livelihood in recent years has changed.  Small rural businesses like pubs, shops and farms can no longer fully sustain families. Often supplementary incomes are required to maintain a decent quality of life.

Our neighbours and communities are suffering and the future of our children isn’t as clear as it may have been in the past. Over the past 24 months I conducted a ‘behaviours and attitudes’ survey throughout North County Galway. There were over 2,100 responses and from this I feel that I understand the concerns and what people want in a Senator.

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