Latest Laois News: Labour Local Area Rep to run in Trinity Seanad Election
Eoin Barry to run in upcoming Trinity Seanad Election .
Labour Local Area Representative Eoin Barry has announced his intention to run in the upcoming Trinity College Seanad by-election. (Brought about by the election of Ivana Bacik earlier this year).
Mr Barry said
“Today I’m confirming my intention to run in the upcoming Trinity by-election.
“The last two year have been very difficult on people and politics is becomingly increasingly divisive.
“For too many people in Ireland politics simply isn’t working.
“Buying a home is too difficult and the cost of rent is too high. For working parents accessing affordable childcare is almost impossible in many areas. It is no surprise that mental health problems are on the rise.
“While these challenges can seem insurmountable, I believe they can be tackled. There is no reason that a wealthy, modern and well educated country like Ireland can’t create services that work for all. It require changing how the system works and challenging the structures between government departments so that they work together.
“This election is about the type of long term change that we need to make. I’m running because I believe that by working together we can bring about positive change and develop public services that work for everyone.
“We can develop structures that support our front line health care workers and gives them the resources they need to do their jobs.
“We can reform our mental health services to meet the growing needs of young people including those experiencing eating disorders.
“We reform services so that anyone in mental health distress who seeks support can access it.
“To improve the mental health of young people we can develop regulations to tackle new issues that have arisen from social media and we create policies and laws to tackle to tackle the old problems associated with bullying.
“As a country we have all the resources we need to develop public services that simply work.