Ge16 candidates

Cieran Perry

1. Are you for or against the elimination of the local property tax?​​

Having fought against the introduction of the LPT, I fully support the abolition.

2. Are you for or against repealing the 8th Amendment?

For immediate repeal.​

3. Are you for or against the creation of a directly elected mayor for the Dublin area, with greater powers over, housing, transport and revenue raising?

Supportive of a directly elected mayor​ answerable to the elected councillors.​ ​

4. Who should be responsible for setting minimum apartment standards, local authorities or the national government?

Local authorities​

5. Are you for or against ending religious patronage of all schools?

For ending religious patronage of all schools​​

6. Are you for or against you support the provision of medically supervised injection centres in Dublin?

Totally against. Fund treatment rather than encouraging drug use.​

7. Are you for or against giving asylum seekers the right to work?

Supportive of the right to work of asylum seekers​.​​

8. What, if anything, should be done about Irish Water?

Immediate abolition and return of the service to local authorities.​

9. Are you for or against the immediate introduction of a vacant-land levy in Dublin?

​I would prioritise the immediate introduction of a vacant-land levy in Dublin

10. Are you for or against banning zero-hour employment contracts?

Immediate ban on zero-hour employment contracts​ and other forms of precarious employment. ​ ​

11. Are you for or against ending unvouched expenses for TDs and councillors?

Of course, who wouldn’t be!!​

12. Are you for or against bringing in a new system of independent building inspections carried out by government inspectors to ensure that buildings are built to code?

I believe this is an absolute necessity. ​


In preparation for 26 February, we asked candidates running in Dublin for their views on a dozen issues. You can read what all the candidates had to say here.

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Sam Tranum is deputy editor of Dublin Inquirer. He's been a newspaper reporter, a newspaper editor, an assistant professor of journalism, an author and a book editor, among other things. You can follow him @samtranum.

 

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