Cather­ine Kennedy


Bray People - - COMMENT -

AS THE only fe­male In­de­pen­dent Can­di­date in this lo­cal elec­tion I bring over 20 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence of cam­paign­ing on many so­cial is­sues from In­ter­na­tional, na­tional and lo­cal level to vot­ers. I con­tested the Gen­eral Elec­tion on be­half of the SWP in 2002. In 2009 I was the fe­male can­di­date for Sinn Fein in Bray.

My cam­paign­ing on many is­sues such as Fire Safety, Sui­cide Preven­tion, Women’s Rights, Hous­ing and Poverty un­der­wrote my de­sire to find real so­lu­tions to these so­cial prob­lems. Fol­low­ing on from the cam­paigns in Bray against the pri­va­tiz­ing of our Refuse Ser­vices and the Cam­paign for a Full­time Fire Ser­vice and safer homes for the people of Old Court, I ap­plied to Trin­ity Col­lege to study So­ci­ol­ogy and So­cial Pol­icy and I grad­u­ated in 2009 with a B.A.(mod).

We have all wit­nessed the demise of our once vi­brant town. At­tract­ing Busi­ness into Bray and putting Bray back In Busi­ness is the so­lu­tion to re­vers­ing that trend. The coun­cil need more than grand de­signs to in­spire in­vest­ment; re­duced rates, en­cour­age­ment of pop-up shops to dis­play our thriv­ing arts/ cul­tural sec­tors would be a start.

I op­pose wa­ter charges and property taxes on fam­ily homes. The lack of so­cial Hous­ing tells its own tale of bro­ken dreams that see fam­i­lies torn apart as houses lie boarded up. I have a pas­sion for jus­tice and ac­count­abil­ity and in Bray and Wick­low there is a need for a clean sweep-out in pol­i­tics. Vote Han­non Kennedy Cather­ine No 1.

Cather­ine Kennedy

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