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Rachel  McCarthy
Rachel McCarthy
Sinn Féin
Party 4


Incumbent : No

Main message to voters:

This election will undoubtedly be about who can deliver a fair recovery for the ordinary people of Ireland. SF believes that a fair recovery is possible. We believe that cronyism & greed can be replaced with fairness & hope. We need a major change in how politics is done. Sinn Fein will deliver this

Election history:

First Elected to Bandon Town Council aged 26 and served from 2009-2014. I was subsequently elected to Cork County Council in 2014, topping the poll in the Bandon/Kinsale Electoral area.

Priorities:

  1. Flood Relief-to ensure that flood relief schemes are delivered for West Cork & explore the potential of a State Flood Insurance scheme.
  2. Housing-currently 2,100 people on social waiting list in West Cork & thousands more are struggling with mortgage arrears & negative equity
  3. Rural Development- in last 5 years, 12,000 young people aged between 20 & 25 have left West Cork. We need to tackle depopulation & rural proof jobs