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#GE2020 Peter Kavanagh (Green Party/Comhaontas Glas - Dublin Mid West)

#GE2020 Peter Kavanagh (Green Party/Comhaontas Glas - Dublin Mid West)


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Name: Peter Kavanagh

Age: 35

Preferred pronouns: he/him

Political Party: Green Party/Comhaontas Glas

Constituency: Dublin Mid West

Candidate's stance on the issues that matter most to young people 

Climate Crisis

This is the greatest emergency humanity has ever faced. We need ambition in climate action, now more than ever. The Green Party has been fighting climate change for more than 35 years, and we hope to implement the kind of policies that can see Ireland achieve carbon-neutrality and improve quality of life for all.

Reducing Homelessness

We need to enable and empower local authorities to build public housing on public land. Stopgap solutions like HAP are having a deleterious effect on the overall housing situation. We need an ambitious programme of public housing now.

Mental Health Services

Underinvestment in community mental health services is killing people. We need to ensure that every positive message of "Talk to someone" is met with a reliable listening service. Our young people need to know we value their mental health.

Education Funding, including Third-level Fees

When I was in college, I paid €550 in registration fees. Today, it's almost 7 times that figure. Add in the cost of rent and cost of living, and you can see that 3rd level education is once again becoming the preserve of the wealthy. This is unacceptable. Education is a right, not a privilege.

Funding for Youth Work

My background is in the community and voluntary sector. We need to make sure that the supposed economic recovery is felt in disadvantaged areas and youth and community work is the best way to do this.

Direct Provision

It needs to end. People who come to this country to flee war or oppressive regimes, or even to start a new life, need to be given the right to work and be welcomed into our society.

Learn more about Peter 

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Published Jan­u­ary 30th2020
Last updated Octo­ber 22nd2020
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