I’m Pádraig Rice, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Cork City South Central.
I live in Ballyphehane with my husband Aaron. I’ve been a community organiser and human rights campaigner for the last 15 years.
I currently work as the Policy and Research Manager with LGBT Ireland. I previously worked as a Parliamentary Assistant in the Dáil and Seanad, as a Community Worker with the Cork Gay Project, as the Welfare Officer of UCC Students’ Union and as a Research Intern with Trócaire in Uganda.
I have a Law degree and a BSc from UCC, and a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of Oxford.
My vision is for a City of Equals where everyone has access to decent housing, timely healthcare and a clean environment.
I’m running in this election because I want to make Cork a better place for everyone.