#GE2020 – Cork North Central Candidates

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As we are quickly approaching a General Election in the Republic. As with recent elections I will be listing the candidates standing for election across Cork City and County. This post will be updated as candidates announce their intentions

First, we will look at Cork North Central where a recent by-election will see many of the same candidates running again.

In 2016 the following were elected

  • Billy Kelleher – Fianna Fail
  • Mick  Barry – Solidarity – People Before Profit
  • Jonathan O’Brien – Sinn Fein
  • Dara Murphy – Fine Gael

Since the election in 2016, Billy Kelleher was elected as an MEP for Ireland South, Dara Murphy resigned as a TD to take up a post in the European Commission and Jonathan O’Brien announced he retirement as a TD. This leaves Mick Barry as the only sitting TD from 2016 running in this constituency. He will be joined by Padraig O’Sullivan of Fianna Fail who was elected at the recent bye-election to the seat left vacant by Billy Kelleher. It remains a four seat constituency.

Announced candidates
* denotes sitting TD
Updated 22nd Jan

  • Mick Barry – Solidarity-People Before Profit*
  • Colm Burke – Fine Gael
  • James Coughlan – Workers Party
  • Tony Fitzgerald – Fianna Fail
  • Thomas Gould – Sinn Fein
  • Sinead Halpin – Social Democrat
  • TJ Hogan – Independent
  • Ger Keohane – Independent
  • John Maher – Labour
  • Oliver Moran – Green Party
  • Sandra Murphy – Fianna Fail
  • Diarmuid O’Cadhla – Independent
  • Stephen O’Donovan – Independent
  • Kenneth O’Flynn – Independent
  • Louise O’Neill – Fine Gael
  • Sean O’Leary – Independent
  • Padraig O’Sullivan – Fianna Fail*
  • Finian Toomey – Aontu

 

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

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