Colm Markey runs the family farm in Togher County Louth. He was elected to Louth County Council in 2009 as a councillor for the Mid-Louth area. He brought a 3rd Fine Gael seat to the Mid-Louth area for the first time in that election. Since 2009 he has secured €750,000 in funding for local recreation and community facilities within the county.


Colm is also served as chairman of the Louth Leader partnership, which has helped to establish over 200 sole traders and small businesses in the last 12 months.


As a former national president of Macra na Feirme (2005-2007) he was responsible for negotiating on behalf of 8,000 members at both Government and European level.


He was also a board member of National Economic and Social council (NESC), board member of the National Youth Council of Ireland and a Member of the Forum of Europe.


Colm is chairman of Economic Developmet SPC in LCC


Colm is a believer in politics which brings accountability, minimises waste and inefficiency and seeks to bring a high level of debate to the public. Outside of politics, Colm is a season ticket holder with Dundalk FC, a member of Naomh Fionnbarra GAA club and a keen follower of the Louth senior GAA team.