General Election 2016

As you are probably aware there is an election looming this year and candidates far and wide will be in search of votes. It can sometimes be difficult to keep track of who is in favour of (or against) what, so we at the Limerick Feminist Network are trying to make the process as easy as possible for you!

Below you will find the details of each candidate running in Limerick City and County, their contact details and their current positions on Repealing the 8th Amendment and the recently launched NWCI Election 2016 Manifesto for Women

The National Women’s Council of Ireland recently launched their Election 2016 Manifesto for Women, where they are asking all candidates to sign up and commit to making 10 key issues in the manifesto a reality if elected. You can find out more about the manifesto here.

The Abortion Rights Campaign have launched a General Election Pack, My Body My Choice My Vote, giving you the tools you need to talk to GE candidates about their position on repealing the 8th. This is an excellent resource and can be found here.

The Disability Federation of Ireland has also launched a new campaign, Disable Inequality. Their aim is to make equality for persons with disabilities an election issue. They will do this by gathering the experiences of people with disabilities and their experiences of unfairness or disabling issues, actions and policies that affect them on a daily basis. The volume of evidence collected will be used to show candidates that it is time to end discrimination against people living with disability. You can find out more about the campaign here.  You can contact your local candidates with your experiences here.

The Limerick Feminist Network are in the process of contacting all candidates to ask them to sign up to the NWCI manifesto and publicly show their position and commitment to Repealing the 8th Amendment if elected. And we are asking all of you to do the same. We will note the positions of each candidate on the table below.

On Wednesday, February 17th a debate on Women’s Rights took place in Limerick City. All Limerick City & County candidates were invited to take part but only THREE attended: Sarah Jane Hennelly (SocDems), Cian Prendiville (AAA) & Jan O’Sullivan (Labour)

So far 7 Candidates have officially signed the NWCI Manifesto:
City: Sarah Jane Hennelly, Cian Prendiville, James Gaffney & Jan O’Sullivan County: James Heffernan, Mark Keogh & Alexander Storey-Cosgrave

And 7 support the Repealing the 8th Amendment:
City: Sarah Jane Hennelly, Cian Prendiville, James Gaffney & Jan O’Sullivan County: James Heffernan, Mark Keogh & Alexander Storey-Cosgrave

 

Limerick City 4 Seats

In first name alphabetical order:

Candidate: Cian Prendiville
Party: Anti Austerity Alliance – People Before Profit
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: YES
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto: YES
Contact email: cian.prendiville@limerick.ie
Contact twitter: @cianpaaa
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cianp
Candidate: Denis Riordan
Party: Independent
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment:
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email:
Contact twitter:
Contact facebook:
Candidate: Desmond Hayes
Party: Independent
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment:
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: djhlimerick@gmail.com
Contact twitter: @djhlimerick
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/desmond.hayes.39?fref=ts
Candidate: James Gaffney
Party: Green Party
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: YES
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto: YES
Contact email: jamescbgaffney@gmail.com
Contact twitter: @jamesgaffney
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamescbgaffney?fref=ts
Candidate: Jan O’Sullivan
Party: Labour Party
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: YES
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto: YES
Contact email: jan.osullivan@oireachtas.ie
Contact twitter: @JanOSullivanTD
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JanOSullivanLimerick
Candidate: Kieran O’Donnell
Party: Fine Gael
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: THIS CANDIDATE IS ‘PRO-LIFE’
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: kieran.odonnell@oireachtas.ie
Contact twitter: @kodonnellTD
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kodonnelltd
Candidate: Maurice Quinlivan
Party: Sinn Féin
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment:
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: cllrmauricequinlivan@gmail.com
Contact twitter: @CllrQuinlivan
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maurice.quinlivan
Candidate: Michael Noonan
Party: Fine Gael
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment:
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: michael.noonan@oireachtas.ie
Contact twitter:
Contact facebook:
Candidate: Nora Bennis
Party: Catholic Democrats
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: THIS CANDIDATE IS ‘PRO-LIFE’
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: info@catholicdemocrats.ie
Contact twitter:
Contact facebook:
Candidate: Sarah Jane Hennelly
Party: Social Democrats
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: YES
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto: YES
Contact email: sarahjanehennelly@gmail.com
Contact twitter: @SJHennelly
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SarahJaneHennelly
Candidate: Willie O’Dea
Party: Fianna Fáil
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: THIS CANDIDATE IS ‘PRO-LIFE’
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: willie.odea@oireachtas.ie
Contact twitter: @willieodeaLIVE
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Willie-ODea-184073878309307/

 

 

Limerick County 3 Seats

In first name alphabetical order:

Candidate: Alexander Storey-Cosgrave
Party: Green Party
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment:  YES
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:  YES
Contact email:
Contact twitter: @TheRascalCook
Contact facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AlexSCGreen/ 
 
Candidate: Emmett O’Brien
Party: Independent
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: THIS CANDIDATE IS ‘PRO-LIFE’
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: emmett.obrien@limerick.ie
Contact twitter: @EmmettOBrienIND
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmmettAdareRath
Candidate: James Heffernan
Party: Social Democrats
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: YES
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto: YES
Contact email: james.heffernan@oir.ie
Contact twitter: @jimmyheffo
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/senatorjamesheffernan
 
Candidate: John O’Gorman
Party: Independent
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: THIS CANDIDATE IS ‘PRO-LIFE’
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email:
Contact twitter:
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnOGormanLimerick/
Candidate: Mark Keogh
Party: Irish Democratic Party
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: YES
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto: YES
Contact email: mark.keogh@ymail.com
Contact twitter: @markkeogh7
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IDPcandidate
Candidate: Niall Collins
Party: Fianna Fáil
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: THIS CANDIDATE IS ‘PRO-LIFE’
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: niall.collins@oireachtas.ie
Contact twitter: @NiallCollinsTD
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NiallCollinsTD
Candidate: Patrick O’Donovan
Party: Fine Gael
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment:
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: patrick.odonovan@oireachtas.ie
Contact twitter: @podonovan
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podonovantd
Candidate: Richard O’Donoghue
Party: Independent
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment: THIS CANDIDATE IS ‘PRO-LIFE’
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: richard.odonoghue@limerick.ie
Contact twitter: @RichardODonoghu
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/limerickcouncillor/
Candidate: Seamus Browne
Party: Sinn Féin
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment:
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: seamus.browne@limerick.ie
Contact twitter: @myseamusbrowne
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seamus.browne.7
Candidate: Tom Neville
Party: Fine Gael
Supports Repeal of 8th Amendment:
Supports NWCI Election Manifesto:
Contact email: votetomneville@gmail.com
Contact twitter: @VoteTomNeville
Contact facebook: https://www.facebook.com/votetomneville/timeline

 

 

 

The information on the candidates supporting the Repeal of the 8th Amendment and the National Women’s Council of Ireland Election 2016 Manifesto for Women was taken from the below sources and was accurate at the time of posting. We will monitor and update the information accordingly.
Repeal Eight – A coalition of organisations and groups who together are building a campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment from the Irish constitution

National Women’s Council of Ireland
Learn more about Limerick City & County Candidates here:
The Journal.ie

WhichCandidate.ie

SmartVote.ie

The NWCI Election Manifesto asks candidates to commit to the following:

nwci manifesto