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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 15 July, 2020

General Election 2016

Paul Murphy

Party

AAA-PBP

Constituency

Dublin South-West

Occupation

TD

Age

32

ELECTED

Biography

A prominent member of the Socialist Party, he first entered political office when he was co-opted to the European Parliament in 2011. He failed to get re-elected in 2014 but secured a Dáil seat in a 2014 by-election. A high-profile anti-water charges and anti-austerity campaigner, he has been involved in some of the largest protests around the country.

TheJournal.ie Interview

Question Time

Q.

Why should someone vote for you (in 140 characters or fewer)?

We need a political revolution - electing genuine left TDs to build a movement to end austerity and the rule of the 1% is a vital part of that.

Q.

What is your number one priority for your constituency?

To build a movement on the housing crisis like on the water charges - to force social and affordable home building to resolve the crisis.

Q.

What one thing would you like to do in your first 100 days of the new Dáil if you are elected?

Achieve the abolition of water charges and Irish Water - as a result of the successful campaign of non-payment and protest.

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