People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett will join a virtual launch for their newest candidate in Tullow, Carlow on Thursday 21st of April at 7pm. John Cahill was announced as the candidate for the Tullow LEA in the next local elections. The meeting will be chaired by Carlow cllr Adrienne Wallace.
Speaking ahead of the launch Deputy Boyd Barrett said “It is a very exciting period in Irish politics, there has been a significant shift away from establishment politics and PBP has seen considerable growth in Carlow. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have orchestrated the worst housing crisis in decades while the Greens have totally abandoned their mandate for change. John is a great candidate and proud Tullow man.
“As a healthcare worker he will continue the fight for a one tier health system and for more services locally, like an A&E unit in Carlow. I look forward to launching John and meeting more people from Carlow.
John Cahill added “I was born and raised in Ardattin, Tullow Co.Carlow and currently work as a Senior Social Care Worker in an Autism specific respite service. Locally, in Tullow I will fight to create more community and multi -cultural spaces. I want to see the creation of working hubs for remote working. We also need publicly funded & affordable Community Childcare in Tullow.”
“I will also fight to protect Carlow’s countryside; I am opposed to the Lithium mine in Moylisha and to developer-led wind farms in Mt Leinster. We need sustainable renewable energy that is led by the community. I will assist and grow established clubs and organizations in the constituency and fight for the Tullow By-pass to become a reality.”
Mr Cahill added “I would encourage anyone interested in hearing more or in getting involved to join the online meeting. The meeting link can be found on Eventbrite and facebook by searching @johncpbp. It’s time for change in Tullow.”