Cormac Ó Corcoráin
Cormac Ó Corcoráin’s Priorities:
- JOBS IN GALWAY, BOOSTING LOCAL BUSINESS AND REDUCING RATES
- ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY – I WILL MEET MY CONSTITUENTS AND LISTEN
- WATER SAFETY – AVOIDING CORRIB TRAGEDIES WITH REAL SOLUTIONS
- SUPPORTS FOR OUR OLDER CITIZENS
- TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
- REDUCING PROPERTY TAX
- GALWAY HOSPITAL
- THE HOUSING CRISIS
- MAKING THE ARTS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
Cormac Ó Corcoráin is a native of Newcastle and received his education in the city at Bushypark N.S., Coláiste Mhuire (St. Mary’s), and NUI, Galway. Like his late grandmother Margaret Lally, who ran Fairhill Stores in the Claddagh area for many years, Cormac operated his own business, a petrol station, for six years. He is married with four small children.
For 20 years Cormac has been taking part in voluntary work with local community organisations. He has taken part in flood relief work, as well as street clean-ups with his local residents group. He has carried out first aid duties at sporting and other public events and has acted as a carer to the elderly and to those with special needs. He has fundraised for crisis pregnancy support services, for perinatal hospice care to be set up in Galway, and for the services provided by the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps in Galway. He campaigned against the introduction of property taxes on the home.
Cormac is a member of Galway Cathedral Choir, and was involved both on and off the stage with amateur musical theatre in Galway for many years, in particular with the Patrician Musical Society, and an Taibhdhearc. Tá amhráin ráite aige as Gaeilge ar an stáitse agus ar an raidíó. Tá sé ina bhall den Chumann Luthchleas Gael.