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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Chris Kirwan for Clare County Council

We strongly support the INMO in their strike actions across the country.

While the government insists we have no money to pay public servants, only months ago Fine Gael was heralding its plan for tax cuts.

Healthcare workers, the defence forces, the guards, and teachers - If our politicians aren't fighting for them, who are are they working for?
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Chris Kirwan for Clare County Council

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Good news for working parents - our Bill to increase parental leave is back on track again - and continuing its journey to becoming law. We'll keep you posted as it goes through the Seanad and Dáil. Of course, unpaid work leave is not a substitute for increased paid parental leave, which we're also campaigning for.
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@gemmaod1 @SocDems Hi Gemma, I’ve a decade of experience in health reform & would like to use it to serve Galway & Ireland. Sharon is a talented activist, full of integrity & ideas. Why don’t you focus your energy fighting corruption rather than targeting people trying to make a difference? 👍🏽

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