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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 31 March, 2020

General Election 2020

Colette Finn

Party

Green Party

Constituency

Cork North-West

Occupation

Councillor and researcher

Age

60

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Biography

Finn was elected as a councillor for Cork City South West in the May 2019 local elections. She works as a researcher at University College Cork. She worked for over 30 years in the hospital laboratory service. She has a doctorate in business economics. She previously lived and worked in Africa.

Question Time

Q.

Why should someone vote for you?

I bring significant life and educational experience to my work. I would like to see the political system deliver a sustainable and equitable future for our country and beyond.

Q.

What is your number one priority for your constituency?

To develop the capabilities of the constituency for the benefit of all.

Q.

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

To influence the formation of the next programme for government to deliver a more sustainable and equitable society.

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