People Before Profit announce Cork South Central candidate

People Before Profit announce Cork South Central candidate
Bobby Murray Walsh has been announced as the People Before Profit candidate for Cork South Central.

People Before Profit have announced that they are running a candidate in the Cork South Central Constituency. 

Bobby Murray Walsh, a 24-year-old call centre worker from Douglas, has been put on the general election ticket.

Mr Murray Walsh, a local activist, says he will put housing, transport and climate at the heart of his campaign. 

"[I am] most concerned with building the communities we'll need to face an uncertain future, while fighting back the failed policies of the established parties," says Mr Murray Walsh.

He says his campaign "will focus on the issues that affect people in Cork most severely: the need for affordable housing, sustainable transport and urgent action on climate change."

"We want to strengthen workers' rights and shift the tax burden from ordinary workers to the wealthy and the big corporations by closing off their tax loopholes.

"We want proper rent controls, public investment in social and affordable housing, proper funding and expansion of public transport and the radical, necessary measures to cut Ireland’s carbon emissions and address the climate crisis. 

"To do this, we need to break with the cycle of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael rule.

"This is a wealthy country, but it is run by the establishment parties for the benefit of the wealthy and the large corporations.

"Ireland is in a unique position to unite against corporate exploitation and environmental disaster; we aim to see this done sooner rather than later."

The general election will be held on Saturday, February 8. 

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