Name: Mairéad Farrell
Preferred pronouns: she/her
Political Party: Sinn Féin
Constituency: Galway West
Candidate’s stance on the issues that matter most to young people
I want to be a TD that stands up for our planet and fights for future generations. My priorities will be enhancing and protecting our biodiversity and advocating for sustainable transport across the state.
Homelessness is a failure of our state to look after the most vulnerable. We need a rent freeze along with building 100,000 more public houses to stabilise the market and provide everyone with affordable rents and homes.
Mental Health Services
I want to see 24 hour mental health care in Galway. Too many times people in crisis are brought to A&E and sent away without proper care they require. I want to see this change particularly to prevent suicide.
Education Funding, including Third-level Fees
After Brexit, we will have the highest fees in Europe. Students already pay enough in rents, we should not be adding to that pressure with exorbitant fees.I will looks to end fees as a Sinn Féin TD.
Funding for Youth Work
I want to restore youth work to 2008 levels. This sector engages over 383,000 young people across the State. A significant increase to funding is needed to sustain the sector and ensure vital services and supports, which young people can rely on to cater for their needs.
The system of direct provision is both obscene for the state and people who come here seeking refuge or asylum. I want to see an end to direct provision and allow people who come to Ireland to be assessed within a year of entry.
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