Castleisland Welcomes Norma Foley’s Promotion to Minister for Education

Bless me father: An anxious day for Denis Foley TD as his daughter Norma updates him on the latest figures at the 1997 General Election count for North Kerry in Tralee. © Photograph: John Reidy 7-6-1997

It is with great delight that the Castleisland area welcomes the news that Norma Foley TD has been made Minister for Education in the government announced last weekend.

By: Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald

The name Foley and Castleisland are synonymous with each other. Norma’s late father, Denis Foley represented the area as a county councillor and later as a TD with distinction.

Boxes from Castleisland

This connection was borne out on counting day last February when the various boxes from the schools in Castleisland and surrounds were opened.

Since her recent election. Norma Foley has served with great distinction and caught the eye pf many as an able advocate and speaker on many issues.

Years Of Teaching Experience

Norma has many years of teaching experience behind her and this, coupled with her vast experience as a county councillor will hold her in good stead as Minister for Education.

It is rare that Kerry has a representative at cabinet level on a daily basis and we are all rightly proud of Norma’s success and promotion.

Don’t Forget Us

This country has huge challenges before it. As we struggle to move on from the Corona Virus Pandemic we will need all the skill and tenacity that our new Minister for Education possesses.

We wish her the very best in her new role and ask her not to forget Castleisland and its surrounding hinterland.