Meet Liam

Liam Quaide is the Social Democrats Councillor for Midleton (East Cork) on Cork County Council.

Liam is a clinical psychologist who has worked for many years with Community Adult Mental Health teams, and more recently in hospital outpatient services. He was drawn to politics by the urgency of the climate and biodiversity crises, and strongly believes that environmental action and social justice need to go hand in hand.

Since becoming a councillor, Liam led a successful campaign in East Cork to restore community residential services for people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. This has resulted in a multi-million euro commitment by the HSE in East Cork, which will allow people with the highest level of need to live in their community.

He has campaigned for greater protection of trees and hedgerows, and higher quality public transport. Liam believes that disability services for young people and adults are in need of major investment and reform.

Prior to entering politics Liam’s values and priorities were reinforced by voluntary work with Amnesty Ireland and the Samaritans.

Politics for me is about giving a voice and giving power to people in our society who feel left behind or disregarded. It is about protecting nature, and strengthening our communities and our economy.

Liam’s Priorities

  • Affordable housing and stronger tenancy rights.
  • High quality, accessible and accountable mental health & disability services.
  • Climate action that enriches farming, improves air quality and increases our energy security.
  • Protection of nature through stronger legislation and incentives.
  • Sustainable community development.

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