Ask the Candidates

Squeaky bum time is approaching as Local elections will occur on Friday, June 7 – 2024. 

So far 12 declared candidates are running in the Cobh Electoral Area. We have reached out to each candidate, either by social media or via email, over the past 2 weeks.

Just 3 candidates have taken the trouble to reply, on whether or not to sign the following:

” Will ##### state whether or not, if he/ she will sign the declaration? We would really appreciate his/her support and would publicly acknowledge it once he/she has signed up. We will be asking every declared candidate the same question in person and will be making a poster of who does and who doesn’t support the community in their fight against the Port of Cork who is sponsoring and proceeding with a court case to permanently remove the community’s traditional Right of Way and be able to walk freely on The Deepwater Quay/Five Foot Way, as they have done for generations. We will ask the community to support and vote only for candidates who sign the declaration. “

The following 3 candidates have signed sign the declaration:

1 … Mehdi Özçınar-Sinn Féin Candidate

2 ……Ger Curley of Independent Ireland

3……..Diarmaid Ó Cadhla .. Independent

Both Fine Gael candidates as in Keith Kelly and Cllr Anthony Barry removed our post from their pages asking them the above, with no replies.

Just to let you know, all 6 present Cobh LEA Councillors were contacted, but no reply was received.

Independent Peter Kindey while replying, did not answer the question he was asked: ” Will Peter state whether or not if he will sign the declaration?”

We will be asking the electorate to only vote for candidates that support the community in their fight against the Port of Cork who is sponsoring and proceeding with a court case to permanently remove the community’s traditional Right of Way and be able to walk freely on The Deepwater Quay/Five Foot Way as they have done for generations.

We will update this post as others sign the Statement of support for our Right of Way on Deepwater Quay