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I proudly represent all of the people of Cork South Central. I look forward to helping you with the issues that matter most to you and yours.
I believe that the present challenging period is a time of immense potential and possibility; a time of commitment and collaboration when working together means a better life for everyone.
The Role of Family and Community Influences on Ciarán’s Work
Ciarán has a very strong political background. He is brother-in-law to one of Labour's other Cork Representatives Kathleen Lynch TD. He is a brother to former Cork City Council Mayor Cllr Catherine Clancy.
Regaining the seat in Cork South Central held previously by Labour’s Toddy O'Sullivan has been a very significant achievement in Ciarán’s life.
Ciarán’s parents Tom and Ceclia have been a particularly positive inspiration in his life. His family background has informed his dedicated commitment to effective public representation on behalf of the people of Cork South Central. His strong roots in Ballyphehane also remain very important to Ciarán:
“There is a very strong sense of community spirit in the Ballyphehane/Turner’s Cross area which arises from an established tradition of community and voluntary work and which continues to this very day.”
Ciarán now lives in the Douglas area. Meeting the social and economic needs of this rapidly expanding suburban area is a significant concern for him. A pervasive lack of coordinated planning has been a major problem in this area (including Douglas, Rochestown, and Lehenaghamore as well as major satellite towns such as Carrigaline):
“The obvious problem of this uncoordinated planning is the lack of infrastructure and the subsequent drop in the quality of people's lives.”
More recently, economic issues, in particular jobs and employment, (especially in respect of our young people) have become a focus of increasing concern for the people of South Central Constituency. Ciarán is very alert to these issues and their effects on people’s lives. He works very hard on behalf of his constituents’ to effectively address their concerns:
“I work tirelessly on behalf of hardworking families and their communities to support future growth and prosperity in the Cork area. If I am re-elected by the people of Cork South Central in the upcoming Election I will redouble my efforts on their behalf.”
Ciarán has studied both Education Management and Social Studies (at WIT and UCC respectively). He has worked as an Adult Literacy Organiser (ALO, Cork VEC). He retains a very strong commitment to higher attainment and progression for Adults in education, particularly in Further and Higher Education. In 2004, Ciarán was honoured to be elected to Cork City Council in 2004. In 2007 and 2011, he was elected to the Dáil where he has proudly served all of the people of Cork South Central.