Fund Rory Hearne's Seanad Campaign

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Raised by 46 people in 13 months
Rory Hearne  Dublin 3
Time for Change                            Time for Equality 

Help raise funds to elect Rory Hearne to the Seanad (Senate) NUI Panel

Elect an Independent Senator who will stand up for:

Real political reform - A Right to Housing - An Equal Ireland - Repeal the 8th - A Right to Water 

Ireland is at a cross roads in regard to deciding what type of society and economy we want to pursue. Policies and politics have been dominated by free-market, light-touch regulation, neoliberal, approaches. It is time to change direction. It is time to put society and our people first and to make our goal the achieving of an equal Ireland - a true Republic of Equality.

This has resulted in a devastation of living standards in the recession and austerity – particularly the rise of child poverty, homelessness, mortgage arrears and emigration. A third of our children suffer material deprivation. Now in the ‘recovery’ we are left with multiple crises from housing to health care, childcare, precarious work, rising inequality and low pay and continued emigration.

On a personal level, I experience first-hand the reality of the many challenges in raising a young family in ‘recovery’ Ireland. From unaffordable childcare, mortgage costs, to health costs, water charges, even basic food – and then there is worrying about their future – how to afford college? Will they have to emigrate? Having three young children (7 mth old baby boy, 2 year old girl and 11 year old son) makes me think even more of the challenges faced by children growing up in poverty. How is it fair or right?

For over 15 years I have campaigned for a more equal society. I have been a community worker working in Dublin's inner city, a contract Lecturer in NUI Maynooth and am currently working as a Policy Analyst for the equality Think Tank, TASC. 

During the period of austerity I have researched and articulated the negative impacts of austerity and proposed alternatives. In particular I have researched the housing crisis and highlighted the necessary policies  that are required to provide a right to housing. I have written and spoken extensively on the media (including The Irish Times, the Irish Examiner, Broadsheet.ie, The Vincent Browne Show, RTE) on issues such as the housing crisis, the right to water movement, equality and new political movements in Ireland. Recently I wrote and researched the Report on Low Pay, Decent Work and the Living Wage for the Oireachtas.

I support the Right 2 Change policy principles.

I believe that I have the expertise and passion to be an Independent Senator that will drive and campaign for real political reform, for the housing crisis to be addressed and for a more equal Ireland.

To run an effective campaign I need funding! 

Thank you for any help you can provide!

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2 590 € of 3 000 € goal

Raised by 46 people in 13 months
Created February 3, 2016
Rory Hearne  
50 €
Anonymous
3 days ago
MK
40 €
Mary Kinane
11 months ago
250 €
Anonymous
11 months ago
150 €
Anonymous
11 months ago
400 €
Anonymous
11 months ago
LF
20 €
Linda Fahy
11 months ago

Best of Luck Rory

PL
20 €
Patrick Lydon
11 months ago
GK
50 €
Gerry Kearns
11 months ago
PK
50 €
padraic kenna
11 months ago
DM
5 €
Dalian Martin
11 months ago

Ádh mór duit

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