Dublin GE16 Candidates Answer Our 12 Questions

In preparation for 26 February, we asked 132 candidates running in Dublin their views on a dozen issues, from the 8th Amendment to building inspections, religious patronage of schools to Irish Water.

We started with this list of candidates posted by Maynooth lecturer Adrian Kavanagh, who keeps a close eye on Irish elections. Then we reached out to as many candidates as we could find – nearly all of them – and emailed them our questions.

Not all of them responded, which we understand, of course, as they might be a touch busy just now. But we’re grateful to those who found the time.

We received responses from independents, as well as candidates representing Labour, the Green Party, the Social Democrats, the Anti-Austerity Alliance, the People Before Profit Alliance, Sinn Féin, Renua, the Workers’ Party, and Direct Democracy Ireland. Interestingly, no candidate from Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil responded.

You can find your constituency below, and check where your local candidates stand on the issues.

Dun Laoghaire

Ossian Smyth, GP

Carrie Smyth, LAB

Dublin South-Central

Oisín Ó hAlmhain, GP

Liam Coyne, SD

Paul Hand, IND

Brid Smith, PBPA

Dublin South-West

Sarah Holland, SF

Paul Murphy, AAA

Mick Duff, LAB

Kieran Adam Quigley, IND

Ronan McMahon, REN

Frank O’Gorman, IND

Dublin Bay South

Chris Andrews, SF

Mannix Flynn, IND

Alan MacStiofain, IND

Eamon Ryan, GP

Dublin Central

Mary Lou McDonald, SF

Cieran Perry, IND

Éilis Ryan, WP

Cormac McKay, DDI (also standing in Dublin North-West)

Dublin West

Paul Donnelly, SF

Ruth Coppinger, AAA

Dublin Mid-West

Gino Kenny, PBPA

Clare Leonard, IND

Tom Kivlehan, GP

Lorraine Hennessy, WP

Dublin North-West

Andrew Keegan, PBPA

Cormac McKay, DDI (also standing in Dublin Central)

Dessie Ellis, SF

Jimmy Dignam, WP

Dublin Bay North

Cian O’Callaghan, SD

Micheál MacDonncha, SF

Denise Mitchell, SF

Michael O’Brien, AAA

John Lyons, PBPA

Dublin Fingal

Roslyn Fuller, IND

Clare Daly, IND

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Sam Tranum: is deputy editor of Dublin Inquirer. You can reach him at sam@dublininquirer.com.

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