Candidate for Cork North-West

Ciarán lives in Ballincollig in Cork with his young family. He is a barrister and lecturer and previously served at sea.

Ciarán joined the SocDems due to a desire for, and a wish to contribute to, a credible national alternative to traditional Irish politics; an alternative underpinned by transparency, inclusivity, fairness and stability.

Ciarán is also deeply passionate about caring about the most vulnerable in our society, universal healthcare in our communities, affordable housing, reducing the costs of living, an anti-corruption agency and empowering local business and communities.

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“I believe that having transparent politics is extremely important. I am passionate about developing an Anti-Corruption Agency as I know it will ensure that our public bodies are being run properly.”

“I believe that having transparent politics is extremely important. I am passionate about developing an Anti-Corruption Agency as I know it will ensure that our public bodies are being run properly.”

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3 days ago

Ciaran McCarthy Social Democrats Cork NW

Remember your last grocery shop? How many pieces of fruit and veg did you have to unwrap from plastic? We all need to recycle - but producers and supermarkets need to stop foisting plastics on us that can't be recycled in Ireland. Let us know what you think.👇 ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Ciaran McCarthy Social Democrats Cork NW

#SocDems strongly support aims of Take Back The City - Dublin campaign - a grass roots movement saying we need action on the housing crisis and an entire generation of people locked out of decent and affordable homes says Róisín Shortall

"We support people getting out on the street and many of our members have been supporting the movement."
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3 weeks ago

Ciaran McCarthy Social Democrats Cork NW

Help save Skibbereen from the proposed plastics factory by heading to this wonderful fundraiser this Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks @thephoenixmag for incl me. Yes I care about social issues which are inexplicably linked to econ ones & tend to affect those with least power in our society the greatest. Proud of the work I & others put into Repeal. None of us would have needed to if more women elected 😊

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Why will government not consider an instant rent freeze @RoisinShortall asks during #Leaders' Questions in #Dail #SocDems favour a two year rent freeze in face of skyrocketing rents nationwide #Takebackthecity

Today I met with student nurses to hear about the problem of low pay and the draw of better pay and conditions abroad. Our health service cannot afford to lose any more of our highly trained nurses. @INMO_IRL

Very happy to support the @Cyclistie campaign to #allocate4cycling this morning. The Minister needs to commit to 10% of transport funding being invested in quality cycling infrastructure and safety.

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