“The Constituency Commission Report recommended significant changes to Cork South Central. Since the publication of the report I have carefully considered its impact. I can confirm that it is my intention to continue my on-going commitment to the people of Cork South Central and to contest the next General Election as a Fine Gael candidate in Cork South Central constituency. [Read more...]
Chris O Leary said, “All the indications are that I am running neck and neck with Deirdre Clune for the last seat in Cork South Central. I firmly believe that electing three Fine Gael candidates in this constituency will offer little in the long term.
Independent in Cork South Central candidate David McCarthy has called on voters to be strategic with their vote ad use it to change how politics works in Ireland and not just “re-arrange the seating chart in Leinster House”.
Speaking as he prepared to lodge his nomination papers Mc Carthy said, “There is a very important choice facing voters in this election, do we want real changes or do we want more of the same. Fianna Fáil announced a plan for reform after nearly 20 years of inaction in the area, the other parties are offering populist and cosmetic changes that in no way address the fundamental problem which is our electoral system.
INDEPENDENT candidate David McCarthy who is running in Cork South Central is calling for an honest approach from all the candidates in the election, he is asking all candidates to agree not to take part in auction politics in order to attract voters, but rather to treat the electorate with respect and honesty.
McCarthy said, “We are in day two of the campaign now and it is already apparent that some candidates are going to say, offer and promise anything in order to get a vote. I hear some candidates taking solo runs and saying they will reverse certain recent government decisions even though it is not their party’s policy to do so.
CORK South Central TD Michael McGrath has welcomed the NRA’s National Roads Allocations for 2011, which include an amount of €14.5 million for the construction of the planned new flyovers at the Sarsfield road and Bandon road roundabouts on the southern ring road network.
“Before Christmas, the Department of Transport confirmed that these interchanges would be going ahead in 2011 and that the funding was in place as part of the National Recovery Plan. Yesterday’s announcement by the NRA provides confirmation of this. Obviously, the overall capital cost of the project will be spread out beyond the calendar year 2011.
David McCarthy, who is standing as an Independent in Cork South Central, announced a new movement today, the “Independent Alliance for Change”. McCarthy announced his candidacy last week and is running on a platform of political and public service reform. He has since been joined by fellow independent candidates in Cork East, Cork North-Central and Cork South-West. Saturday night also saw Senator Shane Ross declare his intention to run in Dublin South. All these candidates are standing on a similar platform.
DAVID McCarthy, a Cork based communications consultant has announced that he will stand as an independent at the next general election.
McCarthy has worked in the past on election campaigns for Kathy Sinnott, Fine Gael and Séan Kelly MEP and has recently been working on the “Norris For President” campaign, he is standing on a platform of political and public service reform, details of which are on his new campaign website www.votedavidmccarthy.com
CHRIS O’Leary was last night selected as Sinn Féin’s candidate to contest the next general election in Cork South Central.
Cllr O’Leary was selected unanimously after being proposed by Cllr Henry Cremin and seconded by Cllr Fiona Kerins. Afterwards, he told the well-attended convention:
“I am proud and honoured to be chosen to represent Sinn Féin in this election. My grandfather sat alongside Terence MacSwiney and Tomás MacCurtain as a Sinn Féin councillor ninety years ago. I hope we can summon up some of the courage and principle that animated their generation as we struggle to overcome our difficulties today.”