Sinn Féin Councillor for Templeogue-Terenure and former Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Fintan Warfield has secured a nomination to contest the 2016 election to Seanad Éireann.
Speaking following the deadline and submission of nomination papers, Cllr. Warfield expressed his appreciation on the nomination on the Sinn Féin website saying;
“I would like to thank the National Youth Council of Ireland for their support and nomination to contest the Cultural and Educational panel. I have also secured a nomination from the Genealogical Society of Ireland, and I look forward to working alongside them.
I believe in using every available forum to make social and political change for those whose interests continue to be underrepresented. It is not lost on me that I argued for abolition just three years ago. Citizens however voted for a radically reformed Seanad.
Standing by and allowing the continued underrepresentation of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised is not an option for Sinn Féin. Nor is it an option for young people, the LGBT+ community, or the arts.
Seanad reform will be a top priority for the Sinn Féin team, including a demand for direct election by way of universal franchise of all Irish citizens on the same day as the Dáil election, 50% female representation, as well as northern, diaspora and minority representation.”