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Dublin: 8 °C Monday 30 March, 2020

General Election 2020

Ciarán McCarthy

Party

Social Democrats

Constituency

Cork North-West

Occupation

Barrister and lecturer

Age

44

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Biography

McCarthy is a barrister and lecturer. He formerly worked as sea for a few years and is a qualified ship capatin. He lives in Ballincollig.

Question Time

Q.

Why should someone vote for you?

I lived through the last recession and period of austerity which followed as a self-employed person and am all too familiar with the terror everyone in that position feels while worrying if they will be able to make ends meet and provide for their family, without the benefit of a safety net.

Q.

What is your number one priority for your constituency?

There are a range of interlinked crises at play which must be tackled immediately as a matter of urgency, including the housing crisis, insurance premiums and a lack of early-years care funding.

Q.

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

At a bare minimum, we need to immediately legislate for a nationwide rent freeze, end the preferential tax treatment of so-called ‘Cuckoo’ funds and introduce a proper land-hoarding tax.

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