FOR A KINDER, FAIRER, MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
I was born and raised in Rathfarnham and know Dublin South West inside out. I'm proud of the community spirit created by the people who live and work here, and through our incredible clubs and community groups.
I work as a labour law solicitor and I'm in politics so future generations in Dublin South West get the same oppurtunities as I did.
I believe in the power of politics to solve our biggest problems - but my generation increasingly does not. We need to change that and I want to help.
I'm keenly aware that younger people feel badly let down
- Many are exploited in the gig economy (and few have any kind of pension)
- More see little hope of ever owning their own home unless they are privileged enough to get help from their parents
- We're all overwhelmed by the scale of the climate crisis and the refusal of our government to stand up to the vested interests destroying our planet
- We're horrified at the unending stream of "historical" abuse which is, it seems, being repeated today through the State's treatment off our most vulnerable citizens
If we fail to solve our housing and climate crisis we all lose; not only do we fail young people who feel they can't aspire to the same quality of life as the generation before them, but we also destroy any remaining trust in politics, and for that we will pay a price.
I promise you I'll bring a constructive and optimistic approach to everthing I do.
I will use my legal skills and track record of voluntary work to represent the interests of all those want to live in sustainable, safe and affordable communities, and who want decent, stable jobs with responsible employers and a good work-life balance.
My generation wants Ireland organised differently as we emerge from this pandemic. We want enhanced public spaces, more provision for active travel, and we want to put climate and sustainability at the heart of everrything we do. I want to ensure transparency and accountability in all our institutions, public and private. To ensure compassion and empathy is shown to the victims of "historical" abuse, to ensure as a society that we accept our mistakes and learn from them.
We all value the front line workers without whom our society couldn't function, from student nurses to school secretaries to home carers. So let's work together to ensure they're paid properly and treated with the dignity they deserve.
Ciarán AhernThe Labour Party
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