George Gill (Fianna Fáil- Bantry, West Cork)
The local elections are taking place Friday 24th May, 2019
Name: George Gill
Preferred pronouns: He/Him
Party: Fianna Fáil
Local Electoral Area: Bantry - West Cork
Is this your first time running?: Yes
What are your reasons for running as a young person in politics:
I always had an an interest in politics and community development. I studied BSc Government and MSc International Public Policy and Diplomacy in University College Cork and want to use my experience, (University as well as working with National Representatives, such as Michéal Martin TD and Aindrias Moynihan TD along with working at the Consulate General of Ireland, Edinburgh following the June 2016 Brexit vote) to support West Cork in combatting the challenges it faces such as rural-urban migration and also to ensure traditional sectors such as Agriculture, Fishing and Tourism are protect along with developing new economic opportunities for West Cork.
I feel it is important to have younger people’s voices heard as circumstances have changed over the years for young people in West Cork, as many jobs have moved to the Cities and buying or building your own home has become far more difficult. I want to influence change in these areas to improve the quality of life for younger people in West Cork.