Here are just some of our people who’ll be seeking your support at next year’s local council elections.
They are a great bunch of civic minded activists who have been campaigning hard to improve their communities and the environment.
Watch this space for more updates on our candidates around the country – we’ll be contesting next May’s local elections in every local authority.
Holly Cairns – Bantry
Holly is from Turks Head in West Cork and works with Brown Envelope Seeds – a family farm and business. She is involved with a range of food and farm events, including Skibbereen Farmers Market and the Taste of West Cork food festival. She was a member of West Cork Together For Yes.
Ken Curtin – Cobh
Ken is active in several community & voluntary organisations especially in his home town of Cobh, including Tidy Towns and Cobh Regatta. He is the tourism representative on Great Island Community Forum. He is a former CIT students union president and governing body member. Nationally he served on the board of the National Youth Council for a number of years. In 2015 he was Yes Equality’s Campaign Director in Cork.
Evie Nevin – Clonakilty-Skibbereen
Evie lives in Clonakilty with her family. She is a disability rights activist and founded and ran Disabled People Together for Yes during the recent campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
Rebecca Doyle – Killaloe
Rebecca is hugely involved in the community and voluntary sector, particularly in her native Scariff. She’s currently the national representative for Clare to Foroige’s governing body. Rebecca was most recently very involved in her local Together for Yes campaign.
Betty Walsh – Shannon
Betty has a strong background in welfare rights provision, adult education and youth work. She lives in Shannonbanks and is a vetern of many election and referendum campaigns, including with Limerick Together for Yes.
Denise Whitmore – Wexford
Denise runs a social media and digital marketing business in Wexford and is the lead curator of TedXWexford. She also runs the Irish Women in Business Network, and the Wexford Women in Business Network.