Local Election Candidate for Ennis

Chris is a law student in the National University of Ireland, Galway. He was President of the debating society in NUIG for the 2016/17 term.  Chris firmly believes that the next generation of Irishmen and Irishwomen must stand up, speak out and be counted in the decisions being made now that will affect their futures.

Chris first became actively involved in politics during the Marriage Equality referendum before joining the Social Democrats. Currently the housing crisis, the mental health crisis plaguing young people particularly, and the governments inaction on climate change are what motivate him.

Chris was born and raised in Ennis and attended school locally. He played with Ennis Rugby Club for almost ten years before taking up martial arts with Clare jiu jitsu academy.

Chris believes passionately that Irish politics needs an injection of new people and fresh ideas to prepare Ireland for the 21st century. The Social Democrats are the right party for political renewal, economic justice and environmental defence and these are needed more than ever in the world we live in.”

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The offence of Blasphemy is an infringement on the fundamental right to freedom of expression. The law is unjust and ineffective.

Separating Church and State is central to updating Ireland for the 21st century and I urge all citizens for a progressive Ireland to turn out and Vote Yes to remove Blasphemy from our constitution.
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The offence of Blasphemy is an infringement on the fundamental right to freedom of expression. The law is unjust and ineffective.Separating Church and State is central to updating Ireland for the 21st century and I urge all citizens for a progressive Ireland to turn out and Vote Yes to remove Blasphemy from our constitution.

 

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The blasphemy referendum had nothing to do with separating Church and State and you know it!

Is there a vote on that?

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Chris Kirwan for Clare County Council

The offence of Blasphemy is an infringement on the fundamental right to freedom of expression. The law is unjust and ineffective.

Separating Church and State is central to updating Ireland for the 21st century and I urge all citizens for a progressive Ireland to turn out and Vote Yes to remove Blasphemy from our constitution.
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The offence of Blasphemy is an infringement on the fundamental right to freedom of expression. The law is unjust and ineffective.Separating Church and State is central to updating Ireland for the 21st century and I urge all citizens for a progressive Ireland to turn out and Vote Yes to remove Blasphemy from our constitution.

Our fully costed proposals to house our citizens, overhaul our healthcare and develop our economy while protecting the environment and the vulnerable in our society.

We will transform the republic to prepare it for the 21st century - this is how we would do it.
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Our fully costed proposals to house our citizens, overhaul our healthcare and develop our economy while protecting the environment and the vulnerable in our society.We will transform the republic to prepare it for the 21st century - this is how we would do it.

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After years of campaigning for the last Magdalene Laundry building owned by the State to be preserved as a memorial to survivors, Councillor Gary Gannon for Dublin Central for Dublin Central succeeded last night in blocking the sale of the site on Dublin's Seán McDermott Street.

Watch Gary's stirring speech in Dublin City Council chamber calling on his fellow councillors to support his motion to block the sale of the site to a hotel chain.
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Chris Kirwan for Clare County Council

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Become part of the campaign in Galway to re-elect @MichaelDHiggins as @PresidentIRL - sign up here:

If men in balaclavas evicting people from tenement dwellings doesn't angry up your blood, you're missing this whole being Irish thing.

#TakeBacktheCity

10,000 homeless, national rent increases of 10%.
Masked men evicted activists occupying hoarded properties. Gardai pepper sprayed and arrested them.

#TakeBackTheCity

Absolutely shocked and taken aback by the video and pictures coming through from the eviction of the #takebackthecity occupation. Sincerely hope everyone is ok.

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