Name: Gary Gannon
Preferred pronouns: He/Him
Political Party: Social Democrats
Constituency: Dublin Central
Candidate’s stance on the issues that matter most to young people:
Eliminate entirely our dependency on fossil fuels. To do we need to invest more in Blue energy- wind and wave. Work collaboratively with our partners throughout Europe to achieve this aim on a larger scale. Ensure the transition to a greener economy is fair and doesn’t widen already entrenched societal inequalities.
Build more housing- substantially more. We need at least 100,000 public housing built within five years. Implement a national rent freeze and legislate to stop land hounding.
Mental Health Services
In schools, we need to view positive mental health supports as an essential part of all classrooms, everyday. Too often this is left to the career guidance teachers but we need a fully qualified mental professional in all schools, at every level.
Education Funding, including Third-level Fees
Third level fees must be phased out during the lifetime of the next government. No barrier should exist to people accessing education of the highest standards. We must bring third level funding to at least the EU average as a minimum ambition .
Funding for Youth Work
Restore Youth & Community funding to pre-austerity levels and provide multi-annual funding so projects have some degree of comfort and aren’t constantly occupied will filling out funding applications.
End it. Promote the voices of those who’ve had to experience this injustice.
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