I am proud Kerry-man. And honoured to represent the political wing of the Labour movement here in the Kingdom.
Having been born and raised in Kenmare, and having built a career in hospitality in South Kerry, I am acutely aware of and conscious of the challenges our rural communities face. And these are not just economic, they are also social and demographic challenges. In fact I believe the rural/urban divide is one of the biggest challenges we face as a society, along side climate change and wealth inequality. Furthermore I think all these issues can only be tackled on an intersectional basis.
Some of my priorities include:
- Local Government Reform.
- Tackling the housing crisis.
- Fighting for a living wage and worker’s rights and for all those in the type of precarious, seasonal and/or low paid work situations that have come to characterise our local economy in Kerry.
- Fighting to ensure young people and adults with special needs get the support they need and deserve from their local community.
Only a strong and united Labour movement can address the challenges we face. Yet, at the same time we cannot repeat the mistakes of the past.
Yours in solidarity,