Austin Francis "The Councillor"
From the age of ten Austin Francis O’Malley was politically minded. When electricity came to his family home in 1953 and a radio the following year, he was the only member of the family who sat up glued to the election results.
At the age of 22 while living in England he organised a march in protest to having his wages docked, his passion and drive for justice evident.
He once told his father that one day he would win a seat for Fine Gael in the council elections and true to his word Austin Francis did go on to win a seat, twice.
Although no longer a councillor today, he continues to help our community and beyond with the same passion and love for politics he has had since he was ten.
Austin Francis has kindly given us a wonderful insight to his long and productive political career.
A snippet of the interview can be played by clicking on the link above the photos on right.
You can listen and watch the full interview on our YouTube link below.
If you wish to read the full interview click on the attached PDF below.