#GE2020 – Cork South West Candidates

As we are quickly approaching a General Election announced for Saturday 8th February in the Republic and like 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

This is the last of the Cork Constituencies and has three seats.

In 2016 the following were elected:

  • Margaret Murphy O’Mahony – Fianna Fail
  • Michael Collins – Independent
  • Jim Daly – Fine Gael

Jim Daly has announced his intention not to stand at the next election leaving open the possibility of some change of personal in the constituency.

Announced Candidates
*Denotes Sitting TD
Updated 19th Jan

  • Holly Cairns – Social Democrats
  • Karen Coakley – Fine Gael
  • Alan Coleman – Independent
  • Michael Collins – Independent*
  • Paul Hayes – Sinn Fein
  • Tim Lombard – Fine Gael
  • Kevin O’Connor – People Before Profit
  • Margaret Murphy O’Mahony – Fianna Fail*
  • Sean O’Leary – Independent
  • Christopher O’Sullivan – Fianna Fail
  • Mairead Ruane – Aontu

#GE2020 – Cork North West Candidates

As we are quickly approaching a General Election announced for Saturday 8th February in the Republic and like 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

The second county constituency is the 3 seater of Cork North West

The following were elected in 2016:

  • Micheal Creed – Fine Gael
  • Aindrias Moynihan – Fianna Fail
  • Michael Moynihan – Fianna Fail

All three are standing again.

Announced Candidates
*Denotes Sitting TD
Updated 19th Jan

  • Míchael Creed – Fine Gael*
  • Collette Finn – Green Party
  • Becky Kealy – Aontu
  • Ciaran McCarthy – Social Democrats
  • Aindrias Moynihan – Fianna Fail*
  • Michael Moynihan – Fianna Fail*
  • Tara Nic Domhnaill – Irish Freedom Party
  • Sean O’Leary – Independent
  • John Paul O’Shea – Fine Gael

#GE2020 – Cork East Candidates

As we are quickly approaching a General Election in the Republic and like 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

Moving now to the first of the 3 county constituencies. Cork East is a four seat constituency. In 2016 the following were elected:

  • Sean Sherlock – Labour
  • David Stanton – Fine Gael
  • Kevin O’Keeffe – Fianna Fail
  • Pat Buckley – Sinn Fein

All four candidates are standing again. This will mean it will be a battle to unseat any of the candidates

Announced Candidates
*Denotes Sitting TD
Updated Jan 19th

  • Pat Buckely – Sinn Fein*
  • Mary Linehan-Foley –  Independent
  • James O’Connor – Fianna Fail
  • Pa O’Driscoll – Fine Gael
  • Kevin O’Keeffe – Fianna Fail*
  • Sean O’Leary – Independent
  • Liam Quaide – Green Party
  • Sean Sherlock – Labour*
  • Frank Shinnick – Irish Freedom Party
  • David Stanton – Fine Gael *

 

#GE2020 – Cork South Central Candidates

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As we are quickly approaching a General Election in the Republic and like 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

Now comes the turn of my home Constituency of Cork South Central. In 2016 the following were elected:

  • Michael McGrath – Fianna Fail
  • Micheal Martin – Fianna Fail
  • Simon Coveney – Fine Gael
  • Donnchadh O’Laoghaire – Sinn Fein

There has been no changes since the election and all four sitting TD’s will be running again. It remains a four seat constituency.

Announced Candidates
*Denotes Sitting TD
Updated 16th Jan

  • Lorna Bogue – Green Party
  • Jerry Buttimer – Fine Gael
  • Simon Coveney – Fine Gael*
  • Anna Daly – Aontu
  • Ciara Kennedy – Labour
  • Micheal Martin – Fianna Fail*
  • Michael McGrath – Fianna Fail*
  • Bobby Murray Walsh – People Before Profit
  • Patricia O’Dwyer – Social Democrats
  • Donnchadh O’Laoghaire – Sinn Fein*

In past elections some high profile independents have run in Cork South Central and as the are announced they will be added to the list.

#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 17th Jan

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

 

Cork North Central Bye-election Results

Below are the results of the Cork North Central Bye-election

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Candidates for the 2019 Cork North Central by-election

Updated November 19th November – Nominations are now closed

Due to the election of Fianna Fail’s Billy Kelleher to the European Parliament in May 2019, a by-election is due to take place for his seat in Dáil Eireann.

The expected date of the by-elections in Cork North Central, Dublin Fingal, Dublin Mid-West and Wexford is towards the end of November at the same time as an expected referendum on extending the vote for the president to Irish in Northern Ireland and emigrants.

The writ was moved in Dáil Éireann on the 7th of November and the date of the bye-elections will be on Friday 29th November.

Fianna Fail will be hoping to hold on the seat while a number of parties, including Labour and the Green Party, will be hoping for good results in advance of an expected General Election in 2020.

This post will only list the candidates for Cork North Central. For list’s of candidates in the other by-elections check out the excellent Adrian Kavanagh’s Blog.

Candidates:

Fianna Fail: Cllr. Padraig O’Sullivan

Fine Gael: Sen. Colm Burke

Sinn Fein: Cllr. Thomas Gould

Labour Party: Cllr John Maher

Green Party: Cllr. Oliver Moran

Solidarity: Cllr. Fiona Ryan

Social Democrats: Sinéad Halpin

Workers Party: James Coughlan

Aontú: Finian Toomey

HRRA: Thomas Kiely

Independent: Martin Condon, Sean O’Leary, Charlie Keddy

Sean O’Leary has withdrawn from the by-election

The current sitting TDs are

  • Jonathan O’Brien – Sinn Féin
  • Mick Barry – Solidarity
  • Dara Murphy – Fine Gael

Time to stop hurling from the ditch – Why I joined the Green Party

As many of you may know, I was a long time member of Fine Gael. Joining the party when I was an 18 year old student in UCC. I remained a member for many years, and was elected to positions Nationally withing Young Fine Gael and at constituency level in Fine Gael, up until Leo Varadkar was elected leader. Following Leo’s election I did not renew my membership for a number of reasons, but Leo’s politics and policies, as well as the direction Fine Gael was heading (to the right) gave me cause to be concerned so I stepped back.

As a member of the liberal wing of the wing of the party, this didn’t surprise many.

Now those who know me, know I am political and I will always have an interest in politics and I will always be involved in campaigns and referendums locally and nationally and during the recent local elections I was honoured to be asked to be a Director of Elections for a friend in a neighbouring Local Electoral Area.

But when it came for me to vote in my own area I felt I couldn’t vote Fine Gael #1. I felt we as a City, Country and across the world we face a much bigger issue.

Climate Breakdown.

If you prefer to call it Climate Change, that’s fine. But this is something we can no longer ignore in my view. We need to step up and do more. And for me to play my part I have joined the party I voted for in the local elections.

An Comhartas Glas – The Green Party

In my opinion we need politicians who are not afraid to take the hard the decisions. To put the climate and the environment first, because we don’t get a second try at this.

People are switching on to this. School children are protesting on this and that should wake us up. Extinction Rebellion and others are doing their part. It’s comes up more and more in discussions at work, at home and at church (where there is an Eco-Congregation Group).

We need to do more on public transport, on cycling, on renewable energy, sustainable development and so much more. I hope that I can play a small part in this and I look forward to working with friends in the Green Party to try and change things.

So here is to a Green Future!

#LE19: Cork City Council – Cork South West Results

Cork South West LEA Results

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#LE19: Cork City Council – Cork North East Results

Cork North East Results

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