Candidates

WFE maps-page-001Carlow-Kilkenny              Dublin Mid-West               Galway East                        Mayo

Cavan-Monaghan            Dublin Fingal                     Galway West                      Meath East

Clare                                  Dublin Bay North              Kerry County                      Meath West

Cork East                          Dublin North-West            Kildare North                     Offaly

Cork North-Central         Dublin Rathdown              Kildare South                     Roscommon-Galway

Cork North-West             Dublin South-Central        Laois                                    Sligo-Leitrim

Cork South-Central         Dublin Bay South              Limerick                              Tipperary

Cork South-West             Dublin South-West            Limerick County                Waterford

Donegal                            Dublin West                        Longford-Westmeath       Wexford

Dublin Central                Dun Laoghaire                    Louth                                    Wicklow

 

 

 

Carlow-Kilkenny

Cllr. Jennifer Murnane-O’Connor – Fianna Fáil

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Jennifer Murnane O’Connor is a Councillor on Carlow County Council for Carlow LEA. Councillor Murnane O’Connor is a General Election candidate for Carlow/Kilkenny (alongside Fianna Fáil candidates Bobby Aylward TD & John McGuinness TD)

Elections
• 1999 LE (Carlow No 2) – 220 (quota = 600)
• 1999 Town Council (Carlow urban District Council) – 132 (quota = 485)
• 2002 Local (Carlow No 1) – co-opted
• 2004 LE (Carlow No 1) – 843 (quota = 698) elected (topped the poll)
• 2004 Town Council (Carlow Town Council) – 902 (quota = 611) elected (topped the poll)
• 2007 Seanad (Labour Panel) – 25,000 (quota = 89,667)
• 2009 LE (Carlow East) – 1090 (quota = 837) elected (topped the poll)
• 2009 Town Council (Carlow Town Council) – 1038 (quota = 604) elected (topped the poll)
• 2011 GE (Carlow/Kilkenny) – 4428 (quota = 12,291)
• 2011 Seanad (Labour Panel) – 38,000 (quota = 88,834)
• 2014 LE (Carlow) – 1530 (quota = 1067) elected (topped the poll)

 

Cllr. Kathleen Funchion – Sinn Féin

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Kathleen Funchion is a Councillor on Kilkenny County Council for Kilkenny City West LEA and a General Election candidate for Carlow/Kilkenny.

Cllr. Funchion works with SIPTU as a workers rights advocate.

Elections
• 2007 GE (Carlow-Kilkenny) – 2568 (quota = 11275)
• 2009 European (East) – 26567 (quota = 107,313)
• 2009 LE (Kilkenny) – 667 (quota = 1337)
• 2011 GE (Carlow-Kilkenny) – 4075 (quota = 12291)
• 2014 LE (Kilkenny City West) – 952 (quota = 1388) elected
• 2015 By election (Carlow-Kilkenny) – 10806 (quota = 33418)

Ann Phelan TD – Labour

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Ann Phelan is Minister of State at Departments of Agriculture, Food and Marine and Transport and Tourism and Sport and a TD for Carlow/Kilkenny constituency. She is a General Election candidate for Carlow/Kilkenny. Minister of State Phelan is from Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny and was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011.

Elections:
• 2004 LE (Thomastown) – 641 (quota = 1263) elected
• 2009 LE (Thomastown) – 1183 (quota = 1517) elected
• 2011 GE (Carlow/Kilkenny) – 8072 (quota = 12,291) elected (first)

 

Adrienne Wallace – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Adrienne Wallace is a General Election candidate for Carlow-Kilkenny. She participated in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2015.
Ms. Wallace is based in Carlow and is an activist. She obtained a B.A. Honours degree in Humanities from St Patrick’s College.

Elections:
• 2014 Dáil By-election (Carlow-Kilkenny) – 2,377 (quota = 33,418) not elected

 

 

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Cavan-Monaghan

 

Heather Humphreys TD – Fine Gael

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Heather Humphreys is the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and a TD for Cavan-Monaghan. She is a General Election candidate for Cavan-Monaghan (alongside Joe O’Reilly TD)

She worked with Ulster Bank and prior to her election to Dáil Éireann she was Manager of Cootehill Credit Union.

Elections
• 2011 GE (Cav-Mon) – 8144 (quota = 11880) elected

 

Aoife O’Connell – Direct Democracy/National Citizens’ Movement

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Aoife O’Connell is a General Election candidate for Cavan/Monaghan. Ms. O’Connell is based in Monaghan and has a background in Holistic Practices and alternative health. She is a first time candidate.

 

 

 

 

Senator Kathryn Reilly – Sinn Féin

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Kathryn Reilly is a Senator and a General Election candidate for Cavan/Monaghan (alongside Sinn Fein’s Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD)

Senator Reilly was first elected to the Seanad in 2011 on the Industrial and Commercial Panel and has SF portfolio of EU affairs & youth affairs.

Elections
• 2011 GE (Cav-Mon) – 6539 (quota = 11880)
• 2011 Seanad (Industrial and Commercial Panel) – 73,000 (quota = 106,701) elected

 

Mary Smyth – Independent

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Mary Smyth is a General Election candidate for Cavan/Monaghan. Ms. Smyth is based in Monaghan and is a first time candidate.

 

 

 

 

Cllr. Niamh Smyth – Fianna Fáil

Niamh-SmythNiamh Smyth is a Cavan County Councillor for Bailieborough Cootehill and a General Election candidate for Cavan/Monaghan (alongside Fianna Fail’s Brendan Smith TD and Mike Durkan). Niamh currently holds the position as Arts Education Officer for Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board providing Arts Programmes for all education sectors from the state of the art facilities in the Garage Theatre on the Education Campus in Monaghan town.

Elections

• 2009 LE (Bailieborough) – 1019 (quota = 1273) elected (topped the poll)
• 2014 LE (Bailieborough Cootehill) – 1886 (quota = 1678) elected (topped the poll)

 

 

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Clare

Cllr. Clare Colleran-Molloy – Fianne Fáil

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Clare Colleran Molloy is a Councillor on Clare County Council for Ennis LEA. She is a General Election Candidate for Clare (alongside Fianna Fáil candidates Timmy Dooley TD and Michael McDonagh)

Cllr. Colleran Molloy is a Legal Practitioner and Law Teacher since 1992. She is admitted to Bar in Ireland, Florida, and New York and is currently a practising Barrister in South West Circuit.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Ennis) – 584 (quota = 1430) elected

 

 

Cllr. Mary Howard – Fine Gael

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Cllr. Mary Howard (Fine Gael)

Mary Howard is a Clare County Councillor for Ennis and a General Election candidate for Clare (alongside Fine Gael’s Pat Breen TD and Joe Carey TD).

Elections

  • 2014 LE (Ennis) – 720 (quota = 1430) elected

 

Noeleen Moran – Sinn Féin

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Noeleen Moran is a General Election candidate in Clare.

Ms. Moran has worked in the tourism and agriculture industries.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Clare West) – 1023 (quota = 1896)

 

 

Cllr. Ann Norton – Independent

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Ann Norton is a Councillor on Clare County Council for Ennis since 2014. She is a General Election Candidate for Clare. Cllr. Norton took part in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2015.

Eight years ago, along with two other parents she set up The Clare Crusaders Children’s Clinic, which provides free intervention services for over 400 special needs children in Co. Clare.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Ennis) – 821 (quota = 1,430) elected

 

Niamh O’Brien – Fís Nua

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Niamh O’Brien (Fís Nua)

Niamh O’Brien is a General Election candidate for Clare. Ms. O’Brien is from O’Callaghan’s Mills, Co. Clare and has a B.A (Hons) in Law and Business Studies from Waterford Institute of Technology.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Killaloe) – 731 (quota = 1585) not elected

 

 

 

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Cork East

Barbara Ahern – Fianna Fáil

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Barbara Ahern is a General Election candidate in Cork East (alongside Fianna Fáil candidate Cllr. Kevin O’Keeffe).

Ms. Ahern is a first time candidate and daughter of former TD Michael Ahern, who served the area from 1982-2011. She is an accountant and tax advisor who was until recently based in Gibraltar but a native of Carrigtwohill.

 

 

 

Natasha Harty – Green Party

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Natasha Harty is a General Election candidate for Cork East.

Ms. Harty holds a degree in Economics from Trinity College and is based in Midleton. She is an acive member of the County Cork local currency network, Cork LETS.

 

 

 

Ciara Leonardi Roche – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Ciara Leonardi Roche is a General Election candidate Cork East

Ms. Leonardi Roche is based in Cobh.

 

 

 

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley – Independent

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Mary Linehan Foley is a Councillor on Cork County Council for East Cork LEA and a General Election candidate for Cork East.

Cllr. Linehan Foley is based in Youghal and had been a member of Youghal Town Council, serving as Mayor three times.

Elections:
• 1999 Town Council (Youghal) – 192 (quota = 327) elected – as FF
• 2004 Town Council (Youghal) – 300 (quota = 356) elected – as FF
• 2009 LE (Midleton) – 1055 (quota = 3512) not elected – as FF
• 2014 LE (Cork East) – 1134 (quota = 2068) elected

 

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Cork North-Central

Kathleen Lynch TD – Labour

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Kathleen Lynch is a Minister of State at the Department of Health and a TD for Cork North Central since 2002. Minister of State Lynch is a General Election candidate for Cork North Central.

Elections:
• 1987 GE (Cork South Central) [Workers Party] – 2349 (quota = 9377)
• 1989 GE (Cork South Central) – 4457 (quota = 8937)
• 1991 LE (Cork City South Central) [Workers Party] – 1136 (quota = 1203) elected
• 1992 GE (Cork South Central) [Democratic Left] – 2539 (quota = 8933)
• 1994 European (Munster) [Democratic Left] – 15573 (quota = 72915)
• 1994 By-election (Cork North central) [Democratic Left] – 9843 (quota = 18675) elected
• 1997 GE (Cork North Central) [Democratic Left] – 3146 (quota = 7335)
• 1999 LE (Cork city north central) (Labour) – 1111 (quota = 1190) elected
• 2002 GE (Cork North Central) (Labour) – 5313 (quota = 7525) elected
• 2007 GE (Cork North central) (Labour) – 5221 (quota = 8470) elected
• 2011 GE (Cork North Central) (Labour) – 7676 (quota = 10428) elected

 

Julie O’Leary – Fine Gael

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Julie O’Leary is a General Election candidate for Cork North Central (alongside Fine Gael’s Minister Dara Murphy). Ms. O’Leary is a first time candidate and is based in Victoria Cross. She is a barrister working in the areas of family law, immigration law and criminal law.

 

 

 

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Cork North-West

Áine Collins TD – Fine Gael

AineCollinsÁine Collins is a TD for Cork North-West and a General Election candidate for Cork North-West (alongside Fine Gael’s Michael Creed TD)

Deputy Collins is a qualified accountant and auditor.

Elections:
• 2011 GE (Cork North West) – 7884 (quota = 11436) elected

 

Shirley Griffin – Independent/People’s Candidate

Shirley Griffin is a General Election candidate for Cork-North West.
Ms. Griffin has lived in the Ballincollig area for the past 11 years.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Ballincollig-Carrigaline) – 472 (quota = 2,123) not elected

 

 

 

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Cork South-Central

Lorna Bogue – Green Party

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Lorna Bogue is a General Election candidate for Cork South Central. She participated in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2015.

Ms. Bogue graduated from UL in 2014 with a degree in Irish Music and Dance and currently lives and works in Cork. She was the Chair of Young Greens National Executive Committee for 2014/2015.

 

 

Elizabeth Hourihane – People’s Convention CPPC

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Elizabeth Hourihane is a General Election candidate for Cork South Central. Ms. Hourihane is based in Passage West, Co. Cork and has a Law degree from UCC.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Ballincollig Carrigaline) – 366 (quota = 2123) not elected
• 2015 by-election (Carlow/Kilkenny) – 215 (quota = 33418) not elected (As National Citizens Movement)

 

 

Fiona Ryan – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit
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Fiona Ryan is a General Election candidate for Cork South Central (alongside Jim O’Connell PBPA)

Ms. Ryan is a financial services worker and a first candidate.

 

 

 

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Cork South-West

Theresa Heaney – Catholic Democrats

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Elections
• 1997 GE (Cork South West) – 1792 (quota = 8749) not elected (as National Party)
• 2002 GE (Cork South West) – 748 (quota = 9425) not elected
• 2014 European (South) – 13569 (quota = 131,500) not elected (as National Party)

 

 

Cllr. Rachel McCarthy – Sinn Féin  

 
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Rachel McCarthy is a Councillor on Cork County Council for Bandon/Kinsale LEA.

Elections:
• 2009 LE (Bandon) – 979 (quota = 3285)
• 2009 Town Council (Bandon) – 192 (quota = 255) elected
• 2014 LE (Bandon Kinsale) – 2344 (quota = 2281) elected (topped the poll)

 

 

Cllr. Margaret Murphy-O’Mahony – Fianna Fáil

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Margaret Murphy O’Mahony is a Councillor on Cork County Council for Bandon Kinsale LEA. Councillor Murphy O’Mahony is a General Election candidate for Cork South West. Having worked for many years in the Post Office and in the area of special needs she now works fulltime as a County Councillor, as well as with St Vincent de Paul.

Elections
• 2004 Town Council (Bandon) – 485 (quota = 253) elected (topped the poll)
• 2009 Town Council (Bandon) – 453 (quota = 255) elected
• 2014 LE (Bandon Kinsale) – 2057 (quota = 2281) elected

 

Fiona O’Leary – Independent

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Fiona O’Leary is a General Election candidate for Cork South-West. Ms. O’Leary is a first time candidate.

 

 

 

 

 

Gillian Powell – Independent

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Gillian Powell is a General Election candidate for Cork South West. Ms. Powell is a first time candidate and a teacher by profession.

 

 

 

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Donegal

Paula Flanagan – Green Party

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Paula Flanagan is a General Election candidate for Donegal.

With an MSc in Sustainable Development, she has worked within the community and voluntary sector for over 20 years, promoting community development through education and training and has worked in EU Peace Projects.

 

 

 

Cllr. Niamh Kennedy – Independent

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Niamh Kennedy is Councillor on Donegal County Council for Donegal LEA since 2014. She is a General Election candidate for Donegal and part of the Independent Alliance.

Cllr. Kennedy has been an elected member of Killybegs Community Council for the past eight years, working closely with community groups, local and regional administrators and with the local authority.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Donegal) – 1,738 (quota = 1,984) elected/top of poll

 

Cordelia Níc Fhearraigh – Fís Nua

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Cordelia Nic Fhearraigh is a General Election candidate for Donegal. She has studied French, German, translation, sports massage / body, business and accounting. Miss Nic Fhearriagh was born in Belfast, Co. Antrim and raised in Donegal. She is a native Irish speaker.

Elections
• 2014 European (Midlands North West) – 1829 (quota = 129290) not elected

 

 

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Dublin Central

Mary Fitzpatrick – Fianna Fáil

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Mary Fitzpatrick is a General Election candidate for Dublin Central. She is a former City Councillor for Cabra Glasnevin and briefly served as FF party spokesperson on Housing and Urban Development prior to the 2011 General Election.

Elections:
• 2003 Local (Cabra Glasnevin) co-opted to Dermot Fitzpatrick’s seat (father)
• 2004 LE (Cabra Glasnevin) – 1848 (quota = 3027) elected
• 2007 GE (Dub Central) – 1735 (quota = 6928)
• 2009 LE (Cabra Glasnevin) – 3088 (quota = 2837) elected (topped the poll)
• 2011 GE (Dub Central) – 3504 (quota = 6923)
• 2011 Seanad (Administrative Panel) – 105,000 (quota = 133,001)
• 2014 European (Dublin) – 44,283 (quota = 88,144)

Jacqui Gilbourne – RENUA Ireland

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Jacqui Gilbourne is a General Election candidate for Dublin Central. Ms. Gilbourne is a first time candidate and has a background in nursing, psychology and community care.

 

 

 

 
Kerry Guinan – Independent

Kerry GuinanKerry Guinan is a General Election candidate for Dublin Central. She is an artist and is a first time candidate.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Lou McDonald TD – Sinn Féin

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Mary Lou McDonald is a TD for Dublin Central, Sinn Féin Vice President and Sinn Féin spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform. Deputy McDonald is a General Election candidate for Dublin Central.

Deputy McDonald previously served as a MEP for Dublin from 2004 until 2009.

Elections
• 2002 GE (Dub West) – 2404 (quota = 7498)
• 2004 European (Dublin) – 60,395 (quota = 84,380) elected
• 2007 GE (Dub Central) – 3182 (quota = 6828)
• 2009 European (Dublin) – 47,928 (quota = 101,658)
• 2011 GE (Dub Central) – 4526 (quota = 6923) elected

 

Diana O’Dwyer – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Diana O’Dwyer is a General Election candidate for Dublin Central

Ms. O’Dwyer is a researcher.

 

 

 

Maureen O’Sullivan TD

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Maureen O’Sullivan is a TD for Dublin Central since 2009 and a General Election candidate for Dublin Central. TD for Dublin Central.

Deputy O’Sullivan has been a TD since 2009 and is from East Wall, Dublin 3. She holds a BA from UCD and worked as a English and History teacher and guidance counsillor in a secondary school in Baldoyle.

Elections:
• 2008 Locals (Inner City North) co-opted
• 2009 by-election (Dublin Central) – 7,639 (quota – 14,207) elected
• 2009 LE (Inner City North) – 2859 (quota = 1,700) elected – topped the poll
• 2011 GE (Dublin Central) – 4139 (quota = 6923) elected

 

Cllr. Éilis Ryan – Workers’ Party

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Councillor for Dublin North Inner City, GE candidate candidate in Dublin Central.

Éilis’ background is in human rights, and for the past seven years she has been working with overseas aid organisations in Peru, East Timor and here in Ireland. Outside of politics and work, she is a musician and a singer.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Dublin North Inner City) – 629 (quota = 1,145) elected

 

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Dublin Mid-West

Frances Fitzgerald TD – Fine Gael

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Frances Fitzgerald is the Minister for Justice and Equality and a TD for Dublin Mid West. She is a General Election candidate for Dublin Mid-West (alongside Fine Gael’s Derek Keating TD).

Minister Fitzgerald has previously served as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. She worked as a social worker in inner-city London and Dublin for 20 years.

Elections:
• 1992 GE (Dub South East) – 4332 (quota = 8051) elected
• 1997 GE (Dub South East) – 5501 (quota = 7335) elected
• 2002 GE (Dub South East) – 3337 (quota = 6487)

Lorraine Hennessy – Workers’ Party

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GE candidate for Dublin Mid West Lorraine is a community activist and shop worker. Born and reared in Ballyfermot, since moving to Clondalkin she has been active in setting up Balgaddy Working Together and campaigning on housing issues.

A lone parent with a teenage son, Lorraine is keenly aware of the many challenges facing people due to cut backs in services and the lack of decent jobs. She believes that working together we can improve our community as well as campaign for better facilities and greater investment in local areas.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Clondalkin) – 433 (quota = 1,569) not elected

Clare Leonard – Independent

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Clare Leonard is a General Election candidate for Dublin Mid-West. She is a first time candidate.

 

 

 

 

Anne-Marie McNally – Social Democrats

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Anne-Marie McNally is a General Election candidate for Dublin Mid-West. Following her Master’s degree Anne-Marie joined the Dáil team of Catherine Murphy where she plays a pivotal role in strategy, research and communications.

 

 

 

 

Joanna Tuffy TD – Labour

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Joanna Tuffy is a TD for Dublin Mid West and a General Election Candidate for Dublin Mid West

Deputy Tuffy has previously served as a councillor and senator.

Elections:
• 1991 LE (Castleknock) – 167 (quota = 1487)
• 1999 LE (Lucan) – 1226 (quota = 1681) elected (first)
• 2002 GE (Dub Mid West) – 2563 (quota = 7115)
• 2002 Seanad (Administrative Panel) – 114 (quota = 120) elected
• 2007 GE (Dub Mid West) – 4075 (quota = 7468) elected
• 2011 GE (Dub Mid West) – 7485 (quota = 8545) elected (topped the poll)

 

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Dublin Fingal

Lorraine Clifford-Lee – Fianna Fáil

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Lorraine Clifford-Lee is a General Election candidate in Dublin Fingal (alongside Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien). Ms. Clifford Lee is based in Portmarnock and works as a solicitor.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Pembroke South Dock) – 747 (quota = 1535)

 

 

 

Clare Daly TD – Independents 4 Change

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Clare Daly TD for Dublin North and a General Election candidate for Dublin Fingal.

Elections:
• 1997 GE (Dub North) – 2971 (quota = 8232)
• 1998 By election (Dub North) – 2692 (quota = 16524)
• 1999 LE (Swords) – 1287 (quota = 1517) elected
• 2002 GE (Dub North) – 5501 (quota = 8789)
• 2004 LE (Swords) – 2763 (quota = 2789) elected (topped the poll)
• 2007 GE (Dub North) – 4872 (quota = 10929)
• 2009 LE (Swords) – 3192 (quota = 2598) elected (topped the poll)
• 2011 GE (Dub North) – 7513 (quota = 9870) elected

 

Roslyn Fuller – Independent

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Roslyn Fuller is a General Election candidate for Dublin Fingal.

Dr. Roslyn Fuller is a writer and researcher on foreign affairs and international law. She holds a PhD in International Law from Trinity College, Dublin. Originally from Canada, Dr. Fuller is a first time candidate.

 

 

 

Louise O’Reilly – Sinn Féin

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Louise O’Reilly is a General Election candidate for Dublin Fingal.

Ms. O’Reilly has been a full time SIPTU activist for past 10 years.

 

 

 

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Dublin Bay North

Donna Cooney – Green Party

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Donna Cooney is a General Election candidate for Dublin Bay North (alongside fellow Green Party candidate, David Healy).
Ms. Cooney is the CEO and founder of a digital game company that makes green-themed games.

Elections
• 1997 GE (Dub North East) – 1332 (quota = 7461)
• 1999 LE (Donaghmede) – 963 (quota = 2141)
• 2004 LE (Donaghmede) – 1127 (quota = 3410)
• 2009 LE (Clontarf) – 616 (quota = 3431)
• 2011 GE (Dub North Central) – 501 (quota = 9694)
• 2014 LE (Clontarf) – 943 (quota = 2729)

 

Cllr. Deirdre Heney – Fianna Fáil

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Deirdre Heney is a Councillor on Dublin City Council representing the Clontarf LEA. Councillor Heney is a general election candidate for Dublin Bay North (alongside Fianna Fáil’s Cllr. Sean Haughey). Councillor Heney is a former Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin and a Barrister at Law.

Elections:
• 1999 LE (Ballymun Whitehall) – 1018 (quota = 1572) elected
• 2002 GE (Dublin North Central) – 5533 (quota = 8010)
• 2004 LE (Clontarf) – 4487 (quota = 3432) elected (topped the poll)
• 2009 LE (Clontarf) – 2728 (quota = 3431) elected
• 2014 LE (Clontarf) – 2175 (quota = 2729) elected

 

Cllr. Denise Mitchell – Sinn Féin

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Denise Mitchell is a Councillor on Dublin City Council for Beaumont Donaghmede LEA. She is a General Election candidate for Dublin Bay North (alongside Sinn Féin’s Cllr. Michéal MacDonnacha).

Elections:
• 2009 LE (Artnae Whitehall) – 931 (quota = 2709)
• 2014 LE (Beaumont Donaghmede) – 1982 (quota = 2182) elected

 

 

Senator Averil Power – Independent

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Averil Power is a Senator and General Election candidate for Dublin Bay North.
Senator Power is a Senator on the Industrial and Commerical Panel since 2011. Originally a Fianna Fáil Senator, she became an independent Senator in 2015.

Between 2009 and 2011 Averil was employed as a political adviser by Minister Mary Hanafin in the Departments of Tourism, Social and Family Affairs and Education.

Elections:
• 2009 LE (Howth-Malahide) – 1,659 (quota = 3,709) not elected
• 2011 GE (Dublin North East) – 4,794 (quota = 10,460) not elected
• 2011 Seanad (Industrial & Commercial Panel) – 75,000 (quota = 106,701) elected

 

Stephanie Regan – Fine Gael

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Stephanie Regan is a General Election candidate in Dublin Bay North (alongside Fine Gael candidates Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton & Cllr Naoise O Muiri)

Ms. Regan is a Clinical Psychotherapist with a practice in Raheny.

Elections:
• 2011 LE (Beaumont Donaghmeade) – 688 (quota = 2182)

 

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Dublin North-West

Cllr. Cathleen Carney Boud – Sinn Féin

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Cathleen Carney Boud is a Councillor on Dublin City Council for Ballymun LEA and a General Election candidate for Dublin North West (alongside Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis TD).

Elections
• 2014 LE (Ballymun) – 2328 (quota = 2143) elected (2nd behind fellow SF)

 

 

Caroline Conroy – Green Party

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Caroline Conroy is a General Election candidate for Dublin North West.

Ms. Conroy has a degree in Business Studies and has worked in Human Resources.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Ballymun) – 738 (quota = 2143)

 

 

Bernie Hughes – Independent

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Bernie Hughes is a General Election candidate for Dublin North-West.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Cabra Finglas) – 707 (quota = 2107) not elected (as United Left)

 

 

 

 

Roisin Shortall TD – Social Democrats

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Roisin Shortall is Co-Leader of the Social Democrats and a TD for Dublin North-West. Deputy Shortall is a General Election candidate for Dublin North-West

Deputy Shortall has represented Dublin North-West since 1992. She is a former Minister for State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care.

Elections: All as Labour
• 1992 GE (Dublin North-West) – 8,634 (quota = 7,488) – topped the poll
• 1997 GE (Dublin North-West) – 4,084 (quota = 7,340)
• 2002 GE (Dublin North-West) – 4,391 (quota = 6,540)
• 2007 GE (Dublin North-West) – 6,286 (quota = 7,742)
• 2011 GE (Dublin North-West) – 9,359 (quota = 8,203) – topped the poll

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Dublin Rathdown

Cllr. Josepha Madigan – Fine Gael

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Josepha Madigan is a Councillor on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for Stillorgan LEA and a General Election candidate for Dublin Rathdown (alongside Fine Gael’s Alan Shatter TD).

Cllr. Madigan is an award-winning Family Lawyer and Partner at Madigans Solicitors and Mediators. She is a mediator and lectures regularly in the area of family law. She is also the author of both fiction and non-fiction.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Stillorgan) – 1350 (quota = 1411) elected

 

Cllr. Catherine Martin – Green Party

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Catherine Martin is the Deputy Leader of the Green Party. She is a Councillor for Dundrum LEA on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council and a General Election candidate for Dublin Rathdown.

Cllr. Martin has been a teacher of English and Music at St. Tiernan’s Community School in Dundrum for the last 15 years.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Dundrum) – 1068 (quota = 1,673) elected

 

Cllr. Sorcha Nic Cormaic – Sinn Féin

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Sorcha Nic Cormaic is a Councillor on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown for Dundrum LEA and a General Election candidate for Dublin Rathdown.

Elections
• 2004 LE (Terenure Rathfarnham) – 1876 (quota = 3643)
• 2007 GE (Dublin South) – 992 (quota = 10201)
• 2009 LE (Rathfarnham) – 551 (quota = 3465)
• 2011 GE (Dublin South) – 1915 (quota = 12108)
• 2014 LE (Dundrum) – 1161 (quota = 1673) elected

Senator Mary White – Fianna Fáil

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Mary White is a Fianna Fáil Senator, first elected as a member of the Industrial and Commercial Panel in 2002 and re-elected in 2007 and 2011. Senator White is the Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation. Senator White is contesting the Dublin Rathdown constituency.

Elections:
• 2002 Seanad (Industrial & Commercial Panel) – 39 (quota = 96) elected
• 2007 Seanad (Industrial & Commercial Panel) – 53,000 (quota = 106,701) elected
• 2011 Seanad (Industrial & Commercial Panel) – 78,000 (quota = 106,701) elected

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Dublin South-Central

Cllr. Catherine Ardagh – Fianna Fáil

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Catherine Ardagh is a Councillor on Dublin City Council for Crumlin Kimmage LEA. She is a General Election Candidate for Dublin South Central. Councillor Ardagh participated in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2013.
Cllr. Ardagh is a solicitor with a practice at the Walkinstown Roundabout. Cllr. Ardagh’s father Sean served as a TD for Crumlin and the Inner City for 14 years (1997-2011)

Elections:
• 2009 LE (Inner City South West) – 719 (quota = 1654)
• 2014 LE (Crumlin Kimmage) – 857 (quota = 1620) elected

 

Catherine Byrne TD- Fine Gael

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Catherine Byrne is a TD for Dublin South Central and a General Election candidate for Dublin South-Central.

Catherine previously served as Lord Mayor of Dublin from 2005-2006.

Elections:
• 1999 by-election (Dub South Central) – 4037 (quota = 10,059)
• 2002 GE (Dub South Central) – 2012 (quota = 7337)
• 2007 GE (Dub South Central) – 4713 (quota = 7922) elected
• 2011 GE (Dub South Central) – 5604 (quota = 8488) elected

 

Joan Collins TD – Independents 4 Change

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Joan Collins is a TD for Dublin South Central and a General Election candidate for Dublin South Central
Deputy Collins worked as a clerk in An Post and is a member of the Communications Workers Union.

Elections:
• 2004 LE (Crumlin-Kimmage) – 2,777 (quota = 3,359) elected – as independent
• 2009 LE (Crumlin-Kimmage) – 2,512 (quota = 2,883) elected – as PBP
• 2011 GE (Dublin-South Central) – 6,574 (quota = 8,488) elected – as United Left Alliance

 

Cllr Maire Devine – Sinn Féin

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Maire Devine is a Councillor on South Dublin County Council for Tallaght Central and a General Election candidate for Dublin South-Central (alongside Sinn Féin’s Aengus O Snodaigh TD)

Elections
• 2011 co-opted onto Tallaght Central (replaced Sean Crowe)
• 2014 LE (Tallaght Central) – 2874 (quota = 1680) elected (topped the poll)

 

 

 

Cllr. Bríd Smith – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Bríd Smith is Councillor on Dublin City Council for the Ballyfermot/Driminagh LEA and is a General Election candidate for Dublin South Central.

Elections:
• 2009 LE (Ballyfermot/Drimnagh) – 2,269 (quota = 2,415) elected
• 2014 Europe (Dublin) – 23,875 (quota = 88144) not elected
• 2014 LE (Ballyfermot/Drimnagh) – 2,031 (quota = 2,100) elected

 

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Dublin Bay South

Lucinda Creighton TD – RENUA Ireland

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Lucinda Creighton is the RENUA Ireland party leader and a TD for Dublin South. She is a General Election candidate for Dublin Bay South.

Deputy Creighton is a qualified barrister. She has been a member of Dail Eireann since 2007 and is a former Minister for European Affairs.

Elections:
• 2007 GE (Dublin South East) – 6,311 (quota = 6,769) elected – as Fine Gael
• 2011 GE (Dublin South East) – 6,619 (quota = 6,984) elected – as Fine Gael

 

Glenna Lynch – Social Democrats

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Glenna Lynch is a General Election candidate for Dublin Bay South

Ms. Lynch runs an interior design business in Donnybrook.

 

 

 

Annette Mooney – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Annette Mooney is a General Election candidate in Dublin Bay South.

Ms. Mooney has worked as a community nurse before becoming a secondary teacher. She is a mother of three children and a committed activist.

 

 

 

Cllr. Kate O’Connell – Fine Gael

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Kate O’Connell is a Councillor on Dublin City Council for Rathgar Rathmines LEA and a General Election candidate for Dublin Bay South (alongside Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy TD)

Cllr. O’Connell is the co-owner of Rathgar Pharmacy and an accredited tutor with the Royal College of Surgeons and devotes much time to the training of student pharmacists.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Rathgar-Rathmines) – 1615 (quota = 1832) elected (topped the poll)

 

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Dublin South-West

Cllr. Anne-Marie Dermody – Fine Gael

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Anne-Marie Dermody is a Councillor on South Dublin County Council for Rathfarnham LEA and a General Election candidate for Dublin South West (alongside Fine Gael candidates Cllr Colm Brophy & Karen Warren). Cllr. Dermody participated in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2013.

Cllr. Dermody qualified as a solicitor in 2000. She is currently the managing partner in her own legal firm, which employs 15 people and provides specialised legal services mainly to banks, financial institutions and SMEs. She is also a qualified mediator.

Elections:
• 2011 co-opted to Rathfarnham (South Dublin County Council) – replaced Cait Keane
• 2014 LE (Rathfarnham) – 1634 (quota = 1767) elected

 

Sandra Fay – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Sandra Fay is a General Election candidate for Dublin South West (alongside Paul Murphy TD).

Ms. Fay is a first time candidate.

 

 

 

Cllr. Sarah Holland – Sinn Féin

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Sarah Holland is a Councillor on South Dublin County Council for Rathfarnham and a General Election candidate for Dublin South-West (alongside Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe TD)

Cllr. Holland works in the Financial Services industry.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Rathfarnham) – 1614 (quota = 1767) elected

 

Cllr. Pamela Kearns – Labour

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Pamela Kearns is a Councillor on South Dublin County Council for Templeogue Terenure LEA. Cllr. Kearns GE candidate for Dublin South West (alongside Labour’s Cllr Mick Duff). She took park in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2015.

Cllr. Kearns owns and operates her own pre-school service in Templeogue. She previously served as Deputy Mayor of South Dublin in 2011.

Elections
• 2009 LE (Tallaght Central) – 2643 (quota = 3396) elected
• 2014 LE (Templeogue Terenure) – 1426 (quota = 2391) elected
• 2014 by-election (Dub South West) – 6540 (quota = 12013)

Joan Summerville Molloy- Independent

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Joan Summerville Molloy is a General Election candidate for Dublin South-West.

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr. Deirdre O’Donovan – Independent Alliance

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Deirdre O’Donovan is a Councillor on South Dublin County Council for the Rathfarnham LEA. She is a General Election candidate for Dublin South West and a member of the Independent Alliance.

Graduated from DCU in 2000, with a BA in Journalism.

Elections

• 2011 GE (Dublin North East) – 1,517 (quota = 1767) elected

 

Karen Warren – Fine Gael

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Karen Warren is a General Election candidate for Dublin South West (alongside Fine Gael candidates Cllr Colm Brophy and Cllr Anne-Marie Dermody). Ms. Warren previously served as a Councillor for Tallaght Central LEA from 2004-2009.

Elections
• 1999 LE (Tallaght Central) – 420 (quota = 1506)
• 2004 LE (Tallaght Central) – 1624 (quota = 2593) elected
• 2009 LE (Tallaght South) – 1655 (quota = 2537)
• 2014 LE (Tallaght Central) – 632 (quota = 1680)

 

Senator Katherine Zappone – Independent

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Katherine Zappone is a Senator and a General Election candidate for Dublin South-West. Senator Zappone was nominated by the Taoiseach to the Seanad Éireann in 2011. Originally from the USA, she has lived in Ireland since 1983. She has lectured on ethics, practical theology and education in Trinity College Dublin and founded An Cosán.

 

 

 

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Dublin West

Joan Burton TD – Labour

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Joan Burton is the Tánaiste, Minister for Social Protection, Leader of the Labour Party and a TD for Dublin West. An Tánaiste is a General Election candidate for Dublin West.

Joan is a chartered accountant by profession and was the Labour Party’s finance spokesperson from 2002 to 2011. She was elected as the first female leader of the Labour Party in July 2014.

Elections
• 1989 GE (Dub Central) – 1256 (quota = 6889)
• 1992 GE (Dub West) – 8398 (quota = 7431) elected (topped the poll)
• 1997 GE (Dub West) – 4853 (quota = 8015)
• 1999 LE (Castleknock) – 1074 (quota = 1725) elected
• 2002 GE (Dub West) – 3810 (quota = 7498) elected
• 2007 GE (Dub West) – 5799 (quota = 8496) elected
• 2011 GE (Dub West) – 9627 (quota = 8495) elected (topped the poll)

 

Ruth Coppinger TD – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Ruth Coppinger is a TD for Dublin West and a General Election candidate for Dublin West. Deputy Coppinger was first elected to Dáil Élection in the 2014 Dublin West by-election.
Elections
• 2003 Local (Mulhuddart) – co-opted for Joe Higgins (as Socialist Party)
• 2004 LE (Mulhuddart) – 1848 (quota = 2511) elected (as Socialist Party)
• 2009 LE (Mulhuddart) – 1705 (quota = 2210) elected (as Socialist Party)
• 2011 by-election (Dub West) – 7542 (quota = 17852) not elected (as Socialist Party)
• 2014 LE (Mulhuddart) – 2568 (quota = 1305) – elected (as AAA)
• 2014 by-election (Dub West) – 5977 (quota = 14478) elected (as Socialist Party)

 

Senator Catherine Noone – Fine Gael

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Catherine Noone is a Senator and a General Election Candidate for Dublin West (alongside Fine Gael’s Minister for Health Leo Varadkar).

Senator Noone was elected in 2011 on the Industrial and Commercial Panel and is the Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson on European Affairs. She previously worked as a solicitor.

Elections
• 2009 LE (Inner City South East) – 1234 (quota = 1893) elected
• 2011 Seanad (Industrial & Commercial Panel) – 33,000 (quota = 106,701) elected

 

Jo O’Brien – RENUA Ireland

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Jo O’Brien is a General Election candidate for Dublin West. Ms. O’Brien is a first time candidate and is a UCC M.Sc Computer Science graduate and former lecturer in Waterford IT.

 

 

 

 

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Dun Laoghaire

Cllr. Maria Bailey – Fine Gael

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Marie Bailey is a Councillor on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for Killiney Shankill LEA and a General Election candidate for Dun Laoghaire (alongside Fine Gael’s Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD). Cllr. Bailey participated in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2013.

Maria was first elected as Councillor for Killiney in 2004, aged 27. Her father John is also a Councillor for the Dun Laoghaire LEA.

Elections

• 2004 LE (Ballybrack) – 2055 (quota = 2418) elected
• 2009 LE (Ballybrack) – 2298 (quota = 2336) elected
• 2014 LE (Killiney Shankill) – 1087 (quota = 1684) elected

 

Cllr. Mary Hanafin – Fianna Fáil

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Mary Hanafin is a Councillor on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for Blackrock LEA. She is a General Election candidate for Dun Laoghaire (alongside Fianna Fáil’s Cllr. Cormac Delvin).

Councillor Hanafin was a secondary school teacher in Sion Hill, Blackrock, before being elected to the Dáil in 1997 and serves as a TD until 2011. She has served as Minister for Children, Government Chief Whip, Minister of Education and Science, Minister of Social and Family Affairs and Minister of Arts, Sports and Tourism.

Elections
• 1989 GE (Dub South East) – 2226 (quota = 6580)
• 1991 LE (Rathmines) – 1083 (quota = 2223)
• 1997 GE (Dun Laoghaire) – 5079 (quota = 9043) elected
• 2002 GE (Dun Laoghaire) – 8818 (quota = 8939) elected (topped the poll)
• 2007 GE (Dun Laoghaire) – 11884 (quota = 9786) elected (topped the poll)
• 2011 GE (Dun Laoghaire) – 5090 (quota = 11336)
• 2014 LE (Blackrock) – 1501 (quota = 1485) elected

 

Carol Hunt – Independent Alliance

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Carol Hunt is a General Election candidate for Dun Laoghaire and a member of the Independent Alliance. She took part in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2015.

Carol Hunt is a journalist and for the past ten years, she’s written a column for the Sunday Independent on topics ranging from debt and mental health to equality and social justice. She also writes for the Irish Independent and Herald and is a regular panellist on radio and TV. This is her first election.

 

 

Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD – Fine Gael

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Mary Mitchell O’Connor is a TD for Dun Laoghaire and General Election candidate for Dun Laoghaire (alongside Fine Gael’s Cllr. Maria Bailey).

Mary had previously served on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council from 2004-2011. She is a qualified teached and prior to election was Principal of the Harold School Glasthule..

Elections
• 2011 GE (Dun Laoghaire) – 9087 (quota = 11,336) elected


Cllr. Carrie Smyth – Labour

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Carrie Smyth is a Councillor on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for Killiney Shankill LEA. She is a General Election candidate for Dun Laoghaire. Cllr. Smyth was a participant in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2015.

Cllr. Smyth has worked most of her life in St. Michael’s Hospital Dun Laoghaire with a short period in St. Vincent’s University Hospital.

Elections
• 2003 co-opted to Ballybrack (replaced Frank Smyth)
• 2004 LE (Ballybrack) – 1998 (quota = 2418) elected
• 2009 LE (Ballybrack) – 2210 (quota = 2336) elected
• 2014 LE (Killiney Shankill) – 1220 (quota = 1684) elected

 

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Galway East

Senator Lorraine Higgins – Labour

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Lorraine Higgins is a Senator since 2011 and a General Election candidate for Galway East.

Senator Higgins is qualified as a barrister and worked on the Western Circuit for a number of years. In 2011, she was one of the Taoiseach’s nominees to Seanad Éireann.

Elections
• 2009 LE (Loughrea) [independent] – 809 (quota = 2287)
• 2011 GE (Galway East) – 3577 (quota = 11856)
• 2011 Seanad (Industrial & Commercial panel) – 36000 (quota = 106701)
• 2011 Seanad nominated by Taoiseach
• 2014 Europeans (Midlands North West) – 31951 (quota = 129290)

Máiréad Ní Chróinín – Green Party

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Máiréad Ní Chróinín is a General Election candidate for Galway East.
Elections
• 2007 GE (Galway East) – 1057 (quota = 11159) not elected
• 2009 LE (Galway City Central) – 255 (quota = 1034) not elected

 

 

Cllr. Anne Rabbitte – Fianna Fáil

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Anne Rabbitte is a Councillor on Galway County Council for Loughrea LEA. She is a General Election candidate for Galway East (alongside Fianna Fáil’s Colm Keaveney TD).

Anne worked for a financial institution for 15 years and became a fully qualified financial adviser in 2002.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Loughrea) – 1729 (quota = 1806) elected

 

Annemarie Roche – Sinn Féin

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Annemarie Roche is a General Election candidate in Galway East

Ms Roche does voluntary work alongside community development workers within the Galway Traveller Movement (GTM) based in Loughrea. She is a first time candidate.

 

 

 

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Galway West

Cllr. Catherine Connolly – Independent

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Catherine Connolly is a Councillor on Galway County Council for Galway City West LEA and is a General Election candidate in Galway West

A practising Barrister, Cllr. Connolly previously worked as a Clinical Psychologist with the Western Health Board in Ballinasloe, Galway City and in Connemara.

Elections:
• 1999 LE (Galway City West Ward) – 457 (quota = 821) elected – topped poll
• 2004 LE (Galway City West Ward) – 644 (quota = 1,060) elected
• 2009 LE (Galway City West Ward) – 1,180 (quota = 1,465) elected
• 2011 GE (Galway West) – 4,766 (quota = 10,105) not elected
• 2014 LE (Galway City West Ward) – 1,513 (quota = 1,229) elected

 

Nicola Daveron – RENUA Ireland

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Nicola Daveron is a General Election candidate for West Galway.

Ms. Daveron has worked in teaching, construction and as an international model. She is currently a solicitor in Galway focusing on mortgage arrears cases.

 

 

 

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames – Independent

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Fidelma Healy Eames is a Senator and General Election candidate for Galway West.

Senator Healy Eames was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Labour Panel in 2007. She was first elected as a Fine Gael Senator and became Independent in 2013.

Elections:
• 2002 GE (Galway West) – 1,320 (quota = 8,245) not elected
• 2004 LE (Oranmore, Galway) – 1,941 (quota = 2,365) elected
• 2007 GE (Galway West) – 3,904 (quota = 9,183) not elected
• 2007 Seanad (Labour Panel) – 54,000 (quota = 89,667) elected
• 2011 GE (Galway West) – 1160 (quota = 10,105) not elected
• 2011 Seanad (Labour Panel) – 83,000 (quota = 88,834) elected

 

 

Cllr. Mary Hoade – Fianna Fáil

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Mary Hoade is a Councillor on Galway County Council representing the Tuam LEA. Councillor Hoade is a general election candidate for Galway West (alongside Fianna Fail candidates Eamon O’Cuiv TD & John Connolly).

Elections:
• 1991 LE (Galway) – 571 (quota = 1545)
• 1999 LE (Oranmore) – 1314 (quota = 1667) elected
• 2002 Seanad (Agricultural Panel) – 26 (quota = 80)
• 2004 LE (Oranmore) – 2567 (quota = 2365) elected (topped the poll)
• 2007 Seanad (Industrial and Commercial Panel) – 40,000 (quota = 106,701)
• 2009 LE (Tuam) – 1864 (quota = 2347) elected
• 2014 LE (Tuam) – 1886 (quota = 1862) elected

 

Senator Hildegarde Naughten – Fine Gael

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Hildegarde Naughton is a Senator since 2013 and a General Election candidate for Galway West (alongside Fine Gael candidatesSean Kyne TD, & John O’Mahony TD).

Senator Naughton was appointed to Seanad Éireann as a Taoiseach’s nominee following the resignation of Martin McAleese. She was a primary school teacher and served as mayor of Galway city in 2011/2012.

Elections
• 2009 LE (Gal City West) – 1061 (quota = 1465) elected
• 2011 GE (Gal West) – 3606 (quota = 10105)

 

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Kerry County

 

Mary Fitzgibbon – Independent

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Mary Fitzgibbon is a General Election candidate in Kerry. Ms. Fitzgibbon is from Tralee and has a background in nursing and midwifery.
Elections
• 2011 GE (Kerry North Limerick West) – 706 (quota = 11404) not elected

 

 

 

Cllr. Norma Moriarty – Fianna Fáil

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Norma Moriarty is a Councillor on Kerry County Council representing the Kerry South and West LEA. Councillor Moriarty is a General Election candidate for Kerry (alongside Fianna Fáil candidate Cllr. John Brassil).

Elections
• 2014 LE (Kerry South and West) – 1512 (quota = 2080) elected

 

 

Grace O’Donnell – Fine Gael

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Grace O’Donnell is a General Election candidate for Kerry (alongside Minister Jimmy Deenihan and Brendan Griffin TD). Ms. O’Donnell is a former Mayor of Tralee.

 

 

 

 

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Kildare North

Cllr. Réada Cronin – Sinn Féin


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Reada Cronin is a Councillor on Kildare County Council for Maynooth LEA and a General Election candidate for Kildare North.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Maynooth) – 1,291 (quota = 1,231) elected

 

 

 

 

Ashling Merriman – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Ashling Merriman is a General Election candidate for Kildare North

 

 

 

 

Catherine Murphy TD – Social Democrats

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Catherine Murphy is Co-Leader of the Social Democrats and a TD for Kildare North. She is a General Election candidate for Kildare North.

Deputy Murphy was first elected to Dáil Éireann in the 2005 By-Election representing the Kildare-North constituency, she was re-elected in the 2011 General election.

Elections:
• 1989 EP (Leinster) – 7,089 (quota = 94,398) not elected – as Workers Party
• 1989 GE (Kildare) – 1,520 (quota = 8,487) not elected – as Workers Party
• 1991 LE (Cellbridge) – 1,242 (quota = 1,600) elected – as Workers Party
• 1992 GE (Kildare) – 1,613 (quota = 8,400) not elected – as Democratic Left
• 1997 GE (Kildare) – 2,762 (quota = 7,850) not elected – as Democratic Left
• 1999 LE (Leixlip) – 1,284 (quota = 1,336) elected – as Labour Party
• 2004 LE (Leixlip) – 2,101 (quota = 2,043) elected – as Independent – topped the poll
• 2005 Dáil By-election (Kildare North) – 5,985 (quota = 12,657) not elected – as Independent – topped the poll
• 2007 GE (Kildare North) – 5,188 (quota = 9,039) not elected – as Independent
• 2009 LE (Cellbridge) – 4,499 (quota = 2,490) elected – as Independent – topped the poll
• 2011 GE (Kildare North) – 6,911 (quota = 10,245) elected – as independent

 

Maebh Ní Fhallúin – Green Party

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Meabh Ní Fhallúin is a General Election candidate for Kildare North.

Ms. Ní Fhallúin has a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and works as a health policy specialist. She is a Finance and Computing graduate from Dublin City University

 

 

 

Elizabeth O’Sullivan – Independent

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Elizabeth O’Sullivan is a General Election candidate for Kildare North

 

 

 

 

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Kildare South

Mary Kennedy – RENUA Irleand

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Mary Kennedy is a General Election candidate in Kildare South. Ms. Kennedy is a first time candidate and is a sales and marketing consultant. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Studies and German from Trinity College.

 

 

 

 

Suzanne McEneaney – Green Party

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Suzanne McEneaney is a General Election candidate. Ms. McEneany is a Learning Support teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr. Fiona McLoughlin-Healy – Fine Gael

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Fiona McLoughlin-Healy is a Councillor on Kildare County Council for Kildare-Newbridge LEA and a General Election candidate for Kildare South (alongside Fine Gael’s Martin Heydon TD)

Cllr. McLoughlin-Healy is a qualified General Nurse and she also has a degree in Law and Politics. She completed the nationwide rebranding of Cerebral Palsy Ireland to its current identity Enable Ireland.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Kildare Newbridge) – 1415 (quota = 1435) elected

 

Cllr. Fiona O’Loughlin – Fianna Fáil

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Fiona O’Loughlin is a Councillor on Kildare County Council for Kildare Newbridge LEA. Councillor O’Loughlin is a General Election candidate for Kildare South (alongside Fianna Fáil’s Séan Ó Feargháil TD).

She is a former Mayor of Kildare and a primary school teacher.

Elections
• 1999 LE (Kildare) – 1492 (quota = 1521)
• 1999 Town Council (Droichead Nua) – 567 (quota = 413) elected (topped the poll)
• 2004 LE (Kildare) – 2333 (quota = 2241) elected (Topped the poll)
• 2004 Town Council (Droichead Nua) – 796 (quota = 598) elected
• 2009 LE (Kildare) – 1511 (quota = 2262) elected
• 2014 LE (Kildare Newbridge) – 1786 (quota = 1435) elected (topped the poll)

Patricia Ryan – Sinn Féin

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Patricia Ryan is a General Election candidate in Kildare South.

Patricia is a first time candidate from Monasterevin.

 

 

 

 

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Laois

Thomasina Connell – Fine Gael

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Thomasina Connell is a General Election candidate for Laois (alongside Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan). Ms. Connell is a Solicitor and a native of Ballybrittas.

 

 

 

 

Sinead Moore – Green Party

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Sinead Moore is a General Election candidate for Laois

Ms. Moore is a first time candidate and has been a secondary school teacher for twelve years.

 

 

 

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Limerick City

Sarah Jane Hennelly – Social Democrats

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Sarah Jane Hennelly is a General Election candidate for Limerick City.

Ms. Hennelly is a population health researcher with an interest in understanding how our environment and our lifestyles impact our physical and mental health and well-being.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Limerick City East) – 467 (quota = 1,328) not elected – as independent

 

Jan O’Sullivan TD – Labour

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Jan O’Sullivan is the Minister for Education and Skills, a TD for Limerick City since 1998. Minister O’Sullivan is a General Election candidate for Limerick City.

Elections
• 1991 LE (Limerick No 2) – 895 (quota = 1204) elected
• 1992 GE (Limerick East) – 3091 (quota = 8059)
• 1993 Seanad (Administrative Panel) – 96 (quota = 121) elected
• 1997 GE (Lim East) – 1866 (quota = 8,284)
• 1998 by election (Lim East) – 10619 (quota = 21352) elected
• 1999 LE (Lim No 2) – 908 (quota = 821) elected (topped the poll)
• 2002 GE (Lim East) – 4629 (quota = 8334) elected
• 2007 GE (Lim East) – 5098 (quota = 8230) elected
• 2011 GE (Lim City) – 6353 (quota = 8638) elected

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Limerick County

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Longford Westmeath

Connie Gerrety-Quinn – Fianna Fáil

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Connie Gerety Quinn is a General Election candidate for Longford- Westmeath (alongside Fianna Fáil candidate Robert Troy TD)

Ms. Gerety Quinn is a first time candidate based in Longford. She is the Manager of the County Longford Citizens Information Service.

 

 

 

Stephanie Healy – Direct Democracy/National Citizens’ Movement

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Stephanie Healy is a General Election candidate for Longford/Westmeath. Ms. Healy is based in Athlone and graduated from the University of Limerick with a degree in psychology and Sociology. She is a first time candidate.

 

 

 

 

 

Gabrielle McFadden TD – Fine Gael

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Gabrielle McFadden is a TD for Longford-Westmeath and a General Election candidate for Longford-Westmeath (alongside Fine Gael’s James Bannon TD and Cllr. Peter Burke).

Gabrielle served as a councillor for the Athlone LEA, prior to being elected in the 2014 by-election following her sister’s death, Nicky, who was a TD for the area from 2011-2014. She worked as a bank official and managed a family business before becoming a full-time councillor

Elections:
• 2014 by-election (Long-West) – 12,365 (quota = 24,502) elected

 

Barbara Smyth – Independents 4 Change

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Barbara Smyth is a General Election candidate for Longford-Westmeath.

Ms. Smyth is based in Newtownforbes, Co. Longford. She has worked in the insurance and banking sector and established a broadcast engineering company Fixtronix Ltd with her husband in 1997.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Longford Area) – 252 (quota = 816) not elected – ran as SF

 

 

Cllr. Mae Sexton – Independent

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Cllr. Mae Sexton is a General Election candidate for Longford/Westmeath and a County Councillor on Longford County Council for Longford LEA. Cllr. Sexton previously served as a TD for Longford/Roscommon from 2002-2007.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Longford) – 509 (quota = 816) elected
• 2011 GE (Lonford/Westmeath) – 3960 (quota = 11506) not elected (as Labour)
• 2009 LE (Longford) – 619 (quota = 794) elected (as Independent)
• 2007 GE (Longford/Westmeath) – 2298 (quota = 10984) not elected (as Progressive Democrat)
• 2002 GE (Longford/Roscommon) – 4679 (quota = 9938) elected (as PD)
• 1999 Town Council (Longford Urban District Council) – 447 (quota = 344) elected (topped poll, as PD)
• 1999 LE (Longford) – 717 (quota = 695) elected (as PD)
• 1997 GE (Longford/Roscommon) – 2289 (quota = 9457) not elected (as PD)
• 1992 GE (Longford/Roscommon) – 1160 (quota = 9062) not elected (as Independent)
• 1991 LE (Longford) – 740 (quota = 610) elected (topped the poll, as Independent)

 

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Louth

Emma Coffey – Fianna Fáil

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Emma Coffey is a General Election candidate in Louth (alongside Fianna Fáil candidate Cllr. Declan Breathnach). She is a first-time candidate. Ms. Coffey is from Dundalk and works as a solicitor in her own practice in Drogheda.

 

 

 

 

Senator Mary Moran – Labour

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Mary Moran is a Senator and GE candidate for Louth (alongside Labour’s Ged Nash TD)

Senator Moran became the first female Oireachtas member from County Louth when she was appointed to Seanad Éireann as a Taoiseach’s nominee. She is the Labour Seanad Spokesperson for Education, Disability, Mental Health and Equality. Prior to her Seanad appointment, she worked as a secondary school teacher.

Elections:
• 2011 GE (Louth) – 4546
• 2011 Seanad (Administrative Panel) – 63000 (quota = 133000)
• 2011 Seanad Taoiseach nominee

 

Cllr. Imelda Munster – Sinn Féin

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Imelda Munster is a Councillor on Louth County Council for Drogheda East LEA. Cllr. Munster is a General Election candidate for Louth (alongside Gerry Adams TD, Sinn Féin party leader)

Elections:
• 2004 LE (Drogheda East) = 736 (quota = 1,610) elected
• 2004 Town Election (Drogheda No 2 West Gate) = 483 (quota = 780)
• 2009 LE (Drogheda East) = 1,300 (quota = 1,486) elected
• 2011 LE (Drogheda) = 2,317 (quota = 1,262) elected (topped the poll)

 

Cllr. Maeve Yore – Independent Alliance

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Maeve Yore is a Councillor on Louth County Council for Dundalk South Lea. Cllr. Yore is a General Election candidate for Louth and a member of the Independent Alliance.

Cllr. is well known as a founder member of Special Needs Active Parents (SNAP) and also sits on the boards of the Louth Volunteer Centre and the Louth Meath Education Training Board (LMETB).

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Dundalk South) – 1,228 (quota = 1,326) elected

 

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Mayo

Cllr. Lisa Chambers – Fianna Fáil

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Lisa Chambers is a Councillor on Mayo County Council representing the Castlebar LEA. Councillor Chambers is the Leas Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council and youngest serving member. Councillor Chambers is a general election candidate for Mayo (alongside Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary TD). Councillor Chambers is a practicing Barrister on the Western Circuit and runs her own practice based out of Castlebar.

Elections
• 2011 GE (Mayo) – 3343 (quota = 12360)
• 2014 LE (Castlebar) – 1481 (quota = 1711) elected

 

Cllr. Rose Conway-Walsh – Sinn Féin

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Rose Conway-Walsh is a Councillor on Mayo county council for West Mayo and a General Election candidate for Mayo. Cllr. Conway-Walsh participated in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2013.

She has worked full time in Community Development.

Election results
• 2004 LE (Belmullet) – 924 (quota = 1,518)
• 2009 LE (Belmullet) – 1,368 (quota = 1, 812) elected
• 2011 GE (Mayo) – 2,660 (quota = 12,360)
• 2014 LE (West Mayo) – 2,075 (quota = 1,900) elected

 

Michelle Mulherin TD – Fine Gael

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Michelle Mulherin is a TD for Mayo and a General Election candidate for Mayo (alongside Fine Gael’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Michael Ring). Deputy Mulherin was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011.

Elections
• 1999 Town Council (Ballina) – 289 (quota = 405) elected
• 1999 LE (Ballina) – 1202 (quota = 1754) elected
• 2004 Town Council (Ballina) – 467 (quota = 454) elected
• 2007 GE (Mayo) – 5438 (quota = 11898) not elected
• 2007 Seanad (Administrative Panel) – 44,000 (quota = 133,751) not elected
• 2009 LE (Ballina) – 1921 (quota = 1731) elected (topped the poll)
• 2011 GE (Mayo) – 8851 (quota = 12360) elected

 

Margaret Sheehan – Green Party

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Margaret Sheehan is a General Election candidate for Mayo.

Ms. Sheehan returned to education as a mature student , studying first in GMIT and then in NUIG, where she gained a 1st Class degree in Sociology & Political Studies and History, and a Masters in ‘Gender, Globalisation and Rights’. She has over a decade of experience in the voluntary and community sector.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Claremorris) – 103

 

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Meath East

Regina Doherty TD – Fine Gael

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Regina Doherty is a TD for Meath East and a General Election candidate for Meath East (alongside Fine Gael’s Helen McEntee TD)

Deputy Doherty previously served as a County Councillor on Meath County Council. She worked in the IT sector for 20 years.

Elections
• 2007 GE (Meath East) – 4363 (quota = 10752)
• 2011 GE (Meath East) – 8677 (quota = 10689) elected

 

Cllr. Sharon Keogan – Independent

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Sharon Keogan is a Councillor on Meath County Council for Laytown-Bettystown LEA and a General Election candidate for Meath East.

Cllr. Keogan is a business woman in Duleek where she runs a restaurant & public house with her business partner Seamus O’Neill. She currently runs a full-time Community Advice and Support Office in the area.

Elections:
• 2011 GE (Meath East) – 1,168 (quota = 10,689) not elected
• 2014 LE (Ashbourne) – 452 (quota = 1,273) not elected
• 2014 LE (Laytown-Bettystown) – 1,150 (quota = 1,231) elected

 

Helen McEntee TD – Fine Gael

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Helen McEntee is a TD for Meath East, and a General Election candidate for Meath East (alongside Fine Gael’s Regina Doherty TD)

One of the youngest Deputies at age 28 (along with Simon Harris), Deputy McEntee was first elected in the 2013 by-election caused by her father’s death, Shane, who was a TD for the area from 2005 -2012. She previously working the Department of Agriculture and for a subsidiary of Citibank.

Elections:
• 2013 By-election (Meath East) – 9356 (quota = 12155) elected

 

Aisling O’Neill – Social Democrats 

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Aisling O’Neill is a General Election candidate for Meath East

Since 1992 she has been working in nursing in private, public and community sectors here and in Australia. She also spent 5 years working in farming.

Elections:

• 2014 LE (Ashbourne) – 249 (quota = 1273) not elected – as independent

 

 

Sarah Tyrell – RENUA Ireland

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Sarah Tyrell is a General Election candidate in Meath East. She is a first time candidate and holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from DCU.

 

 

 

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Meath West

Tracy McElhinney – Labour

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Tracy McElhinney is a General Election candidate for Meath West.

Ms. McElhinney formerly served as a county councillor from 2009 – 2014. Ms. McElhinney is a former employee of NEC semi conductors Ireland having worked for the company for over 12 years and was a shop steward. Following her redundancy in 2006, she set up the employment lobby group Next Era Calling with former employees and some community members, she is the current Chairperson of this organization.

Elections

• 2009 LE (Trim) – 1225 (quota = 1960) elected
• 2014 LE (Trim) – 434 (quota = 1400)

 

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Offaly

Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy – Fine Gael

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Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy is a TD for Laois-Offaly and a General Election candidate for Offaly.

Deputy Corcoran-Kennedy is a former member of Offaly County Council, serving from 1999- 2009. She has also been Chairperson of the Midlands Regional Authority and Chairperson of the Birr Theatre and Arts Centre. She was appointed Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on July 22, 2014.

Elections
• 2011 GE (Laois/Offaly) 5817 (quota = 12360) elected

 

Cllr. Carol Nolan – Sinn Féin

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Carol Nolan is a councillor on Offaly County Council for Birr LEA and a General Election candidate for Offaly.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Birr) – 1166 (quota = 1665) elected

 

 

 

Teresa Ryan-Feehan – Independent

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Teresa Ryan-Feehan is a General Election candidate for Offaly. Ms. Ryan-Feehan is based in Birr and has previously worked in BBC News and Current Affairs and BBC World Service Television. In addition she has worked in hospital administration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and managed a waste company with her late husband Joe.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Birr) – 509 (quota = 1665) not elected
Kate Bopp – Independent

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Kate Bopp is a General Election candidate for Offaly.

Elections
• 2011 GE (Tipperary North) – 322 (quota = 12069) not elected

 

 

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Roscommon-Galway

Anne Farrell – RENUA Ireland

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Anne Farrell is a General Election candidate for Roscommon-East Galway. She took part in Women for Election’s 3 day bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2015.

Ms. Farrell has extensive experience in the healthcare sector, having previously worked both as a community resource worker with the Irish Wheelchair Association and as a community welfare officer with the HSE for over 15 years. Since 2010, she has worked as a fundraising officer for Plan Ireland, a children’s development charity.

 

 

Miriam Hennesy – Green Party

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Miriam Hennessy is a General Election candidate for Roscommon-Galway. She participated in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2013.

Ms. Hennessy previously ran for the Green Party in Stillorgan in Dublin during the 2014 local elections.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Stillorgan) – 643 (quota = 1411) not elected

 

Cllr. Maura Hopkins – Fine Gael

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Maura Hopkins is a Councillor on Roscommon County Council for Boyle LEA and a General Election candidate for Roscommon/Galway East.

Cllr. Hopkins currently works as a senior Occupational Therapist with stroke patients.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Boyle) – 840 (quota = 1643) elected
• 2014 by-election (Roscommon-Leitrim South) – 5593 (quota = 16,656) (came 3rd)

 

Claire Kerrane – Sinn Féin

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Claire Kerrane is a General Election candidate for Roscommon/Galway East.

Ms. Kerrane is a first time candidate and professional Masters of Education student at NUI Galway. She is also a former secretary to Luke Ming Flanagan MEP.

 

 

 

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Sligo-Leitrim

Cllr. Marie Casserly – Independent Alliance

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Marie Casserly is a Councillor on Sligo County Council for Borough of Sligo LEA. She is a General Election candidate for Sligo-Leitrim and a member of the Independent Alliance. Cllr. Casserly participated in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2015.

Cllr. Casserly teaches Irish and is also the school’s Guidance Counsellor in Saint Mary’s College, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Sligo) – 1,195 (quota = 1,523) elected

 

Bernie O’Hara – Independent

Bernie O’Hara is a General Election candidate for Sligo/Leitrim. Ms. O’Hara is a Leitrim-based businesswoman and is a first time candidate.

 

 

 

 

Senator Susan O’Keeffe – Labour

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Susan O’Keeffe is a Senator and a General Election candidate for Sligo-Leitrim.

Senator O’Keeffe was elected on the Agricultural Panel in 2011 and serves as Labour Seanad spokesperson for Agriculture and Tourism. Prior to becoming a Senator, she worked as a journalist.

Elections:
• 2009 European (north west) – 28508 (quota = 123827)
• 2011 GE (Sligo-Leitrim North) – 4553 (quota = 11108)
• 2011 Seanad (Agriculture Panel) – 69000 (quota = 88834) elected

 

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Tipperary

Cllr. Siobhan Ambrose – Fianna Fáil

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Councillor Siobhan Ambrose represents Clonmel on Tipperary County Council. Councillor Ambrose is a candidate in the Tipperary constituency (alongside Fianna Fáil candidates Jackie Cahill & Councillor Michael Smith). Councillor Ambrose contested the 2007 general election for Tipperary South.

Elections:
• 2004 Town Council (Clonmel) – 508 (quota = 545) elected
• 2007 GE (Tipp South) – 4286 (quota = 9696)
• 2009 LE (Clonmel) – 1160 (quota = 1341) elected
• 2009 Town Council (Clonmel) – 729 (quota = 529) elected
• 2014 LE (Clonmel) – 1449 (quota = 1567) elected

 

Cllr. Marie Murphy – Fine Gael

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Marie Murphy is a Councillor on Tipperary county council and a General Election candidate for Tipperary (alongside Fine Gael candidates Noel Coonan TD & Tom Hayes TD)

As a mature student, Cllr. Murphy got an honours degree in Accounting.

Elections
• 2004 LE (Cahir) – 478 (quota = 1380)
• 2009 LE (Cahir) – 980 (quota = 1344) elected
• 2014 LE (Clonmel) – 1060 (quota = 1567) elected

 

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Waterford

Cllr. Mary Butler – Fianna Fáil

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Mary Butler is a Councillor on Waterford County Council representing the Comeragh LEA. Councillor Butler is a general election candidate for Waterford.

Elections
• 2014 LE (Comeragh) – 639 (quota = 1290) elected

 

 

Ciara Conway TD – Labour

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Ciara Conway is a TD for Waterford and is a General Election candidate for Waterford.

Deputy Conway is the Vice Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health,Children and Youth Affairs She has been employed by the HSE as a Social Worker, and worked for Barnardos until her election to the Oireachtas.

Elections
• 2009 town council (Dungarvan) elected
• 2011 GE (Waterford) – 5554 (quota = 10745) elected

 

Una Dunphy – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Una Dunphy is a General Election candidate for Waterford.

Ms. Dunphy is from Tramore and a teacher of early school leavers in Ballybeg, Waterford. She has been an active Trade Unionist and is currently President of the Waterford Council of Trade Unions.

 

 

 

Grace O’Sullivan – Green Party

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Grace O’Sullivan is a General Election candidate for Waterford.

Grace O’Sullivan is environmentalist, best-known for her high-profile activism during her 20-year career with Greenpeace. She is a former Irish surfing champion and has worked for the past number of years as an environmental education specialist and ecologist.

Elections
• 2014 European (South) – 27,860 (quota = 131500) not elected

 

Mailo Power – RENUA Ireland

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Mailo Power is a General Election candidate for Waterford. She took part in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2015.

Ms. Power is the owner and manager of the Athenaeum House Hotel since 2003 and is on the founding members of Winterval and Chairperson of the Winterval Hospitality Committee since 2012.

 

 

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Wexford

Aoife Byrne – Fianna Fáil

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Aoife Byrne is a General Election candidate for Wexford (alongside Fianna Fáil candidates Cllrs. Malcolm Byrne and James Browne)

Ms. Byrne is a first time candidate and the daughter of former TD Hugh Byrne, who served the area from 1981-1989 and 1992-2002. She has lived in Wexford town for the past 15 years and worked in New Ross for several years as an auctioneer.

 

 

 

 

Caroline Foxe – Independent
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Caroline Foxe is a General Election candidate in Wexford. She participated in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2015.

Ms. Foxe has been the postmistress in Foulkesmill Post Office for the last seven years and has been an employee in the Post Office for 14 years in total. A member of the Irish Postmasters Union, Caroline is currently secretary of the Wexford branch and delegate for Union conferences.

 

 

Julie Hogan – Fine Gael

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Julie Hogan is a General Election candidate for Wexford (alongside Fine Gael’s Minister Paul Kehoe and Senator Michael D’Arcy).

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr. Deirdre Wadding – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Deirdre Wadding is a Councillor on Wexford County Council for Wexford and a General Election candidate for Wexford.
Cllr. Wadding is the first openly Pagan councillor in the country.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Wexford) – 599 (quota = 1,451) elected

 

 

Ann Walsh – Green Party

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Ann Walsh is a General Election candidate for Wexford.

Ms. Walsh works as a psychologist and psychotherapist with individuals and groups both in the public and private sector as well has having also has considerable experience in the area of disability.

 

 

 

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Wicklow

Sharon Briggs – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Sharon Briggs is a General Election Candidate for Wicklow (alongside Anna Doyle).
Ms. Briggs was born and raised in Bray

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Bray) – 560 (quota = 1,392) not elected

 

 

Avril Cronin – Fine Gael

AvrilCroninAvril Cronin is General Election candidate for Wicklow (alongside Fine Gael’s Minister Simon Harris and Andrew Doyle TD). Ms. Cronin is a first time candidate from Dunlavin. She has a Masters in Public Affairs & Political Communications from Dublin Institute of Technology.

 

 

 

 

Cllr. Jennifer Cuffe – Fianna Fáil

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Jennifer Cuffe is a Councillor on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for Killiney Shankill LEA. She is a General Election candidate in Wicklow (alongside Fianna Fáil candidate Cllr. Pat Casey). Cllr. Cuffe participated in Women for Election’s 3 day election bootcamp, EQUIP, in 2013.

Jennifer is a barrister and currently practicing on the Dublin Circuit with a particular specialisation in family law. While Jennifer is a councillor for Killiney Shankill, she has recently relocated to Greystones in Wicklow where is running as a GE candidate.

Elections:

• 2014 LE (Killiney Shankill) – 1286 (quota = 1684) elected

 

Anna Doyle – Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit

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Anna Doyle is a General Election candidate for Wicklow (alongside Sharon Briggs)

Anna has been involved with the Oxfam community shop in Wicklow and was a fundraiser for Wicklow Educate Together National school while being vice-chair. Most recently, Ms. Doyle has started the People’s Park Organising Group, whose aim is to bring unity back to the community.

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Wicklow) – 165 (quota = 1,470) not elected

 

Anne Ferris TD – Labour

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Anne Ferris is a TD for Wicklow and a General Election candidate for Wicklow.

Deputy Ferris is Vice-Chair of the Oireachtas Justice, Defence and Equality Committee.

Elections
• 1999 LE (Bray) – 260 (quota = 1317)
• 1999 Town council (Bray) – 302 (quota = 573) elected
• 2004 LE (Bray) – 1212 (quota = 1789) elected
• 2004 town council (bray no 2) – 589 (quota = 697) elected
• 2011 GE (Wicklow) – 5436 (quota = 11761) elected

Katrina Hutchinson – Direct Democracy Ireland/NCM

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Katrina Hutchinson is a founding member of Direct Democracy Ireland and a General Election candidate for Wicklow.

Katrina a degree in medicine and she is a senior biochemist in a clinical laboratory

 

 

 

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