General Election Candidate for Cork North Central

Whilst studying in CIT, Sinéad was elected Welfare Officer of the Student Union in CIT.  Sinéad is passionate about equality and gained a special interest in education access, the LGBT+ community and choice in pregnancy and childbirth.

Having a great interest in making positive changes where possible she was a peer educator in her teens and recently has set up a local group for parents and guardians of young children.

A native of Farranree in the north side of Cork City, Sinéad lives in nearby Mayfield with her family. In her local SocDems branch of Cork North-Central she serves as Secretary and National Council member.

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Sinéad discusses why she joined the SocDems

There is a hunger amongst the membership and definitely within the leadership to take evidence based policy and to put that to work for the entire country.

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4 weeks ago

Sinéad Halpin

Today I proposed a motion on Traveller Accommodation, supporting the ITM Traveller Homes Matter campaign, delighted to see it endorsed by the members.

#SocDems19
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Today I proposed a motion on Traveller Accommodation, supporting the ITM Traveller Homes Matter campaign, delighted to see it endorsed by the members.

#SocDems19

4 weeks ago

Sinéad Halpin

At our National Conference in Dublin on A Fairer, Sustainable Future, one of our keynote speakers is Frances Northrop - Director of Programmes and Practice at the New Economics Foundation, UK.

She says “The economic system isn’t broken. It works for the people who designed it, but not for all of us” and that “People thrive when their basic needs are looked after, such as housing. Universal basic services is the way to ensure that”
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At our National Conference in Dublin on A Fairer, Sustainable Future, one of our keynote speakers is Frances Northrop - Director of Programmes and Practice at the New Economics Foundation, UK. 

She says “The economic system isn’t broken. It works for the people who designed it, but not for all of us” and that “People thrive when their basic needs are looked after, such as housing. Universal basic services is the way to ensure that”

4 weeks ago

Sinéad Halpin

At the Social Democrats 3rd annual National Conference in Dublin this morning.

Party Political Director Anne-Marie McNally has been speaking about the successes of the #SocDems 2018-2019 including backing the successful candidate in the Irish Presidential Election, backing a Yes vote in Repeal, passing a motion in the Oireachtas to extend unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 weeks and adding amendments to protect tenants in Government legislation among others.

Cllr. Gary Gannon is currently speaking specifically about the successes of our candidates in the Local Elections recently. We successfully trebled our councillors from 6 to 19 beating all targets and above what many expected. Gary also had a very successful European Parliament Election himself with almost 30,000 votes for a first time European candidate.
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At the Social Democrats 3rd annual National Conference in Dublin this morning. 

Party Political Director Anne-Marie McNally has been speaking about the successes of the #SocDems 2018-2019 including backing the successful candidate in the Irish Presidential Election, backing a Yes vote in Repeal, passing a motion in the Oireachtas to extend unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 weeks and adding amendments to protect tenants in Government legislation among others. 

Cllr. Gary Gannon is currently speaking specifically about the successes of our candidates in the Local Elections recently. We successfully trebled our councillors from 6 to 19 beating all targets and above what many expected. Gary also had a very successful European Parliament Election himself with almost 30,000 votes for a first time European candidate.

2 months ago

Sinéad Halpin

All my posters are down, as are my cable ties, any other cable ties that happened to be on the same pole & any parts of cable ties on the ground.
If anyone sees any of my posters still up please pm me.
Nine are unaccounted for.
#LE19 #UnPosterNight
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Will you keep us updated on the missing 9? I wonder what happened to them

A load were blown down around us when we had the storm so maybe some got off. Fingers crossed they turn up!

2 months ago

Sinéad Halpin

Eliminated on the 5th count here in City Hall. 327 for not just a first time candidate but also the first time our party has ever contested a local election in Cork means that there is a huge drive for social democratic voices in Cork. This is the building block of a bright future ahead and I look forward to contesting for a Dáil seat in Cork North Central. I would like to give a sincere thank you to everyone who voted for me and to my campaign team for all their support #LE19 #CCNE ... See MoreSee Less

Eliminated on the 5th count here in City Hall. 327 for not just a first time candidate but also the first time our party has ever contested a local election in Cork means that there is a huge drive for social democratic voices in Cork. This is the building block of a bright future ahead and I look forward to contesting for a Dáil seat in Cork North Central. I would like to give a sincere thank you to everyone who voted for me and to my campaign team for all their support #LE19 #CCNE

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So proud of you Neads. I have been since we first met, but never been prouder than I am right now. Xxx

Hard luck but I hope you can build on this for a general election run

Well done Sinead, you can be very proud of the effort you put in x

Well done Sinead, you did brilliant work and I'm very excited to see what comes next!

Don’t let that stop you Sinéad Halpin.... ! You’ve done fantastic work already and can’t wait to see what’s around the corner. Very proud of you xx

Well done Sinéad. Keep it going. X

Next time Sinéad Halpin. Well done to you xx

so sorry Sinéad. you did well

Well done you congrats

Well done sweetheart, I know you would be a fantastic people person, head up and I hope you're elected next time xx

Well done Sinéad keep at it.

Well done sinead x

Well done sinead x

Well done Sinéad fantastic effort x

Well done sinead. Change is coming and you'll be on the front line for it

A great start.

Well done sinead

Hard luck Sinead

Hard luck Sinéad!

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Need to say this again. Ruling that citizenship will not be granted to any person who spent a day outside Ireland in the year prior to applying exempts anyone who travelled for an abortion a year prior to applying from becoming an Irish citizen.

@KLM @HeatherYemm In Ireland it is an offence to ask a breastfeeding woman to stop, move somewhere else or cover up.
For anyone who finds themselves being told otherwise on a KLM flight in Ireland or over Irish air space.

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