A Voice for the vulnerable

I have always been passionate about social injustice, since establishing the Rise Foundation and from meeting other professionals in the voluntary and charity sector, I have come to realise that the vulnerable in society need a voice in the Seanad.  I will speak up for those impacted by addiction, suicide, mental health issues, or are disabled, sick, homeless or elderly at a national level. 

Supporting Communities

Through my work with the Rise Foundation I’ve been exposed to the importance of community structure across this island.  I will work to address the variety of  issues the community and voluntary sector deal with by ensuring they have access to a sustainable funding model so that they can focus on the work they were set up to do.

Public Service Broadcasting

Local and independent radio stations provide a very important community service to rural and urban areas throughout the country, and many people rely on these services to connect with their local communities.  I will advocate for the IBI in its campaign for a fair and equitable system of funding for public service broadcasting in Ireland. 

Seanad

All Irish Citizens should have a vote in the Seanad elections, this will ensure that it is progressive and inclusive of our people.   This reform would enable people forced to emigrate to still have electoral representation.

Mainifesto

Seanad Éireann

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