Seán Sherlock TD
Spokesperson on Social Protection, Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Community and Rural Development
Cork East

I am delighted to represent you and communities in towns like Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Mallow and other places in North Cork and in Carrigtwohill, Cobh, Midleton, Youghal and other villages and countryside in East Cork.

Our society and the planet we live on face many challenges. I am asking for your support, as a person committed to taking on those challenges and as someone who has the experience required.

Across North and East Cork, more social and affordable homes must be provided. Future generations will look back at this stage in Ireland’s development and wonder why housing was not provided to all who need it.

We must provide more school places, to ensure all children receive education that is due to them. We must counter the negative impacts that Brexit can bring by future-proofing business and investing in infrastructure through roads, a realistic national broadband plan and public transport.

As a dad of two young children, I’m also determined to seek radical change to deal with the Climate Emergency. Change that delivers climate-proofed employment that is not a drain on people’s personal finances. Change that incentivises all of us to tackle the climate chaos we are facing.

I have served as a TD for the Cork East constituency since 2007. I am a graduate of NUI Galway and hold a degree in Economics and Politics. 

I am spokesperson for the Labour Party on Justice as well as Children & Youth Affairs. I am currently chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Petitions. 

I served as Labour party spokesperson on Agriculture and Food from September 2007 to March 2011. From 2011 to 2014  I was delighted to serve as Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation and Education & Skills with special responsibility for Research & Innovation.

I served as Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for Trade Promotion, Development and North South Co-Operation from 2014 to 2016  

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Seán Sherlock TDSpokesperson on Social Protection, Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Community and Rural Development

Ireland - South : Cork East
Work Address:
Liberty Hall (SIPTU)
19 Fair Street

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