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Dublin: 8 °C Wednesday 8 April, 2020

General Election 2020

Pa O'Driscoll

Party

Fine Gael

Constituency

Cork East

Occupation

Post-primary teacher

Age

37

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Biography

O'Driscoll is a post-primary teacher of politics, history and geography. He was elected to Cork County Council in 2009 and became Mayor of Fermoy in 2009/2010. He is a member of his local GAA club, Scouting Ireland and Canoeing Ireland. He is a former president of Young Fine Gael.

Question Time

Q.

Why should someone vote for you?

I am unashamedly committed to promoting the needs of the people of Cork East. We need a strong voice at a national level, who is willing to advocate for the delivery of services and infrastructure in this constituency.

Q.

What is your number one priority for your constituency?

Deliver on the infrastructure that is needed such as Mallow Relief Road, Dunkettle Roundabout, N73 Improvements and school extensions in towns such as Fermoy, Buttevant, Midleton and Carrigtwohill.

Q.

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

Visit every community in the constituency to meet people and begin to work on delivering what is needed across the constituency.

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