Where does your Donegal Local Election Candidate stand on issues relating to Childcare, Cuts to Carers, Domestic Abuse + Violence Against Women, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), Travellers, Women’s Political Representation and Equality within our society?
Early 2014, The National Women’s Collective- Donegal Women’s Network held a number of meetings to hear and collect what are the main issues locally and nationally for women in Donegal. Some of the issues discussed and debated were the lack of women’s representation, lack of local training and employment issues, cuts to home helps and services for the older person and people with disabilities, domestic abuse, lack of transport and accessible affordable community child-care. These meetings were supported by Longford Women’s Manifesto Project.
Following on from these meetings a questionnaire was designed by The National Women’s Collective- Donegal Women’s Network and an “Open Invitation” was sent out to the 83 candidates running in the local elections to respond to questions identified as areas of concern by voters in Donegal.
To-date the responses we have received have been insightful and we are delighted that all of the candidates who responded stated that they would work towards upholding and promoting the ethos of social inclusion, equality and human rights. All agreed that gender equality is a fundamental principle underpinning the concept of social justice, and human and civil rights in Ireland. All candidates pledged to sign up to the MAN UP campaign and to undertake a half day workshop on domestic violence in 2014 that would be delivered by Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service.
To read your 2014 Local Election Candidates full responses to our questions please click on the candidates picture and you will be taken to their individual response. This we believe will give the electorate an insight into each candidate as well as giving the candidates an open forum which could be helpful in securing votes.
Donegal Electoral Area
Glenties Electoral Area
Inishowen Electoral Area
Letterkenny Electoral Area
Stranorlar Electoral Area
Still waiting to hear from (as of 15/5/14)
|DONEGAL ELECTORAL AREA||GLENTIES ELECTORAL AREA||INISHOWEN ELECTORAL AREA||LETTERKENNY ELECTORAL AREA||STRANORLAR ELECTORAL AREA|
|John Boyle||Padraig Doherty||Paul Canning||Liam Blaney||Gerry Crawford|
|Brendan Byrne||Seamus O Domhnaill||Rena Donaghey||Ciaran Brogan||Patrick McGowan|
|Sean Mc Eniff||Hughie McBride||Martin McDermott||Michael Mc Bride||Martin Harley|
|Michael Naughton||Ian Molloy||Mickey Doherty||Noel Mc Bride||Bert Galbraith|
|Barry O’Neill||Enda Bonner||John Ryan||Ian Mc Garvey||Seamus Kee|
|John Mc Nulty||Terence Slowey||Bernard McGuinness||James Pat Mc Daid||Brian McCrea|
|Patricia McCafferty||John Curran||Peter McLaughlin||John O Donnell||Liam Doherty|
|Laurence McManus||Micheal Cholm Mac GiollaEasbuig||Martin Farren||Tom Crossan||Tim Meehan|
|Jonathan Kennedy||Michael Mc Clafferty||Joe Murphy||Peter Cutliffe|
|Michael McMahon||Brendan Carr||Nicholas Crossan||Donal Cullen|
|Noel Jordan||Seamus Rodgers||Patrick McCarroll||David Fisher|
|John Sheamáis O Fearraigh||Ryan Stewart||Charlie McLafferty|
|Paul Ferguson||Paschal Blake|
The BE INFORMED…About your 2014 Local Election Candidates Initiative has been brought to you by the Donegal team at The National Women’s Collective Donegal Women’s Network.