Regina Doherty TD, Taniste Joan Burton, and Senator Mairia Cahill.

Doherty welcomes Cahill to Oireachtas

Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty, has congratulated the newest member of the Oireachtas, Senator Mairia Cahill, on her successful election to the Seanad today.

The Meath East TD said: “Mairia should be very proud today on her election to the Seanad after the first count in Leinster House. In the last year I have had the pleasure of getting to know Mairia and I now consider her a trusted friend

“Our newly elected Senator Cahill has travelled a significant journey in her lifetime and despite the ups and the many downs, Mairia has shown immense courage, determination and integrity. I know that Mairia will continue to strive and will give her absolute all in her role as Senator,' Deputy Doherty added.

“When people hear Mairia’s name they automatically think of her campaign for justice following her abuse as a child, however, Maria has much more to offer our Parliament than her wealth of life experience. Mairia has many years of experience in youth employment and community work and she is sure to be a great asset to the Seanad.”

Concluding, Deputy Doherty said “I have never witnessed bravery like that which I have seen in Senator Mairia Cahill. Mairia has strength, conviction and is a highly capable individual. I am very much looking forward to working alongside Mairia in her capacity as Senator on the road ahead.”