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Statement:

In a statement today Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla confirmed that he will be standing as an independent candidate in the coming local elections.  Cllr Ó Cadhla, currently representing the Cobh Electoral Area in Co. Cork, will seek election to Cork City Council in the South East Ward where he lives.

Cllr Ó Cadhla, who has near 30 years business experience as a financial systems consultant, is an outspoken community activist focused on issues relating of housing and homelessness.

During 2018 Cllr Ó Cadhla led the campaign to have Government setup a National Emergency Committee on Housing and Homelessness, a demand that has gained popular support.  Ó Cadhla also led several protests at the Homeless Persons Unit on Drinan Street, condemning the chronic standard of facilities provided and demanding its closure – this campaign has been successful.

Ó Cadhla said, “It is not often that I praise City Council but today I am happy that they have agreed to close Drinan Street, I am thankful to Cork’s Housing Action Group for pushing this demand home.”

Ó Cadhla has promised to “tackle all the ‘holy cows’ in City Hall, people demand services and transparency, they also want representatives that are not mere ‘Noddies’ to Government policy or to the wishes of the City’s executive management.”

Further details of Cllr Ó Cadhla’s election manifesto will be released in the coming weeks.

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Supported by: An Chomhdháil Phobail | The People’s Convention.