Candidate for Limerick City

Sarah Jane is the SocDems Spokesperson on Mental Health. Sarah Jane has studied, worked and lived in Limerick City since 2006, having grown up in Castlebar, County Mayo.

She went on to complete a degree in Politics and Public Administration and a masters in European Politics and Law from the University of Limerick. While at UL, Sarah Jane served as Postgraduate Student Union President.

Sarah Jane stood in the 2016 General Election for the SocDems in Limerick City and was appointed national chairperson of the Social Democrats in 2017.

Sarah Jane believes that Limerick needs new politics to systematically tackle the ongoing issues facing the city over many years, such as unemployment blackspots, inaccessibility and cost of healthcare, home care and care for the elderly.

She joined the SocDems to work for a radical change in how public services are delivered and to bring about a long-term approach to policy making to build a fairer and sustainable Ireland.

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“Everyone, regardless of background should be able to access education, childcare, care for the elderly and healthcare.”

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@SJHennelly Delighted you could join us; an eye-opener and heart-opener of an evening. Thanks so much to Susan Drew and @susanlohan of @adoptionrights for traveling from such great distances to share their experiences w/ us @limerickit @AppSocScs_LIT #mynameisJoan #lossandgriefresearch

Just attended screening of "My name is Joan" by @LimerickIT Loss & Grief research group with q&a after w/
@adoptionrights Susan Lohan & Susan Drew. Dark, shameful history we have & and no accountability still. A documentary worth watching #Ireland

Jobs creation since the recovery has been impressive. But when we look under the hood we find some worrying trends - a large rise in low-wage and precarious employment. The jobs bonanza is a good news story but not without its downsides:

Looking Under the Hood of the Jobs Bonanza

Since the crash bottomed out in 2012, employment growth has been substantial – 377,000 according to the CSO. This is a strong performance by any sta...

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