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Joanne Murphy

Cork City South-West LEA - Cork City Council

Joanne Murphy from Ballincollig has been a Voluntary Community Activist and Disability Rights Advocate for nearly 20 years.

A mother of four and a grandmother to three, Joanne is acutely aware of the issues facing families. As someone who lives with reduced vision, Joanne has been active in advocating on local issues including improved access to the local Bus Stop and improvements to Road Crossings and Pavements.

Joanne has spoken before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport on the issue of E-Scooters and the risks they pose to people with disabilities and the general public.

Contact details

Phone: 087 678 6915

Joanne's Local Election Leaflet

The Irish political system is radically broken

In Ireland the vast majority of elected representatives put a finger in the air to check which way the political wind is blowing. They have one eye on their leaders – seeking brownie points – and another eye keeping their seat safe. If elected reps shut up and do as they’re told, they are promoted; if they stand up for what they believe in, they are demoted. No wonder we have the political class we have. No wonder one point one billion euro is being buried in a hole under the National Children’s Hospital and that Stormont is in stalemate.

Throughout Ireland, many people are now afraid to say what they feel, many are afraid to respectfully engage on a range of different topics. Many feel there is a new censorship and a new political correctness in Ireland, that opposition to the establishment is being deleted.

Respectful opposition is not the enemy. Respectful opposition is a critical element of a functional democracy. Aontú will have the backbone to stand up, without fear, for you.