There is no recovery for ordinary people. While the richest 300 increased their wealth by 48%, we suffer continued austerity - water charges, low pay, a housing emergency, health services in crisis. I stand for communities to organise a fightback - with a boycott of the water charges to the fore!
First stood in the 2011 General Election after my wife Susie Long died of cancer in 2007 - I campaigned against the two-tier nature of the health system. Then the local elections in May 2014 and the Carlow-Kilkenny bye-election in May 2015 when I made a boycott of water charges the main issue.