Cllr Anne Campbell, Louth Sinn Féin, Dundalk South
Anne is originally from Coalisland, Co Tyrone and has lived in Dundalk for more than 20 years. She started work in the Dundalk Democrat as a temporary reporter in the summer of 1997.
She became interested in journalism and returned to the Democrat the following year and began an NVQ4 course in Newspaper Journalism at Belfast Institute, which she completed in 2000.
She then worked as a full time reporter in the Democrat until 2004 before joining the Irish Star Sunday newspaper in Dublin.
In 2005, she was appointed as one of two news editors in Daily Ireland and shortly before the closure of the paper the following year, she returned to the Irish Star.
She joined the Argus newspaper in 2006 as a reporter and was working there right up until she was co-opted onto Louth County Council in September 2017, replacing out-going Councillor Jennifer Green.
During her time in Dundalk, she has built up a large amount of contacts in many walks of life, including business, Gardai, the public sector, health, politics and community and voluntary sectors. She has developed an expertise in a number of aspects of the town, particularly the criminal justice system in which she retains a deep interest.
Over the last 20 years, she has helped a large amount of people with their issues, sometimes through the paper by printing their stories, but more often than not, helping them get in touch with people in authority and asking questions on their behalf. This is an aspect of her work that she has always enjoyed and feels this will benefit the constituents of Dundalk South.
Anne is married to Laurence, who works in customer care at PayPal in Dundalk and has two children Cillian (9) and Connla (7) and they all live on the Dublin Road in Dundalk.
Anne is the eldest of six children and her parents are Mary and Pat Campbell who live in Ravensdale.
In her spare time, she likes to read books particularly Irish-themed biographies, as well as historical fiction. She is a keen sports fan, particularly the GAA, soccer and boxing.
Anne was co-opted onto the Planning and Environment SPC (Special Policy Committee) on Louth County Council.
Anne will continue the Sinn Féin tradition of being the Party that never wavers from asking the hard questions and will continue to work towards equality for all at every step and turn.
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