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General Election 2016

Shane Cassells



Shane Cassells


Fianna Fáil


Meath West


Councillor and journalist




Elected first as a Meath county councillor in 2004, he has served on the council since and has twice ran unsuccessfully for national office. A journalist by profession, he writes for a number of publications. He has held a number of positions while on the council, including Fianna Fáil whip.

Question Time


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

Committed to making Meath a county that is a premier base for employment growth and meeting the challenge of providing facilities for our growing population.


What is your number one priority for your constituency?

Giving families a fair chance by reducing the cost on households. Our affordable childcare document will provide a tax credit against this cost.


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

Ensure the DoE provides proper funding for affordable housing construction in county Meath where currently we have 4,000 on the waiting list.

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