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Jim O’Callaghan: For Jobs and Fairness

Jim O’Callaghan was first elected to Dublin City Council in 2009 for the Pembroke-Rathmines electoral area, being the only Fianna Fáil city councillor elected south of the Liffey in those local elections. In 2011 he was appointed as legal advisor to the Fianna Fáil front bench.

In 2014 he was re-elected to Dublin City Council for the new Rathmines-Rathgar electoral area. Although Fianna Fáil is now the second largest party on the city council, it refused to enter a governing coalition with the largest party on the city council, Sinn Féin.

Jim is one of the most regular contributors to meetings of the City Council. He has consistently highlighted the enormous amount of money which the city council has wasted attempting to build an unnecessary and costly incinerator at Poolbeg.   Read more...

Jim’s key priorities

1. Promote a major capital investment programme by building homes, schools and roads to stimulate economic development. Dublin faces an infrastructure crisis; parents face chronic problems in finding school places for their children. Jim’s plan will address the inadequate house supply that has caused home-owners and renters to be priced out of the market and homelessness to reach record levels. It will also provide construction-sector employment.

2. Actively promote a culture of enterprise. As a self-employed person, Jim understands that entrepreneurs and the self-employed encounter too much bureaucracy and inequitable treatment by the tax code. Small businesses are penalised by exorbitant charges and overheads. Ireland needs a taxation system that is fair to people who work and who run small businesses, rather than one that penalises those who show initiative.

3. Restore public services. In a series of regressive budgets, the current Government has implemented a series of unjust cuts to public services. Fianna Fáil has produced comprehensive plans to reduce the pupil-teacher ratio in primary schools; restore health services and increase medical-card coverage; improve child-care supports for working families; and restore a range of social supports which have been slashed by the Government.

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