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Rosaleen McDonagh's Seanad Election Video Launched

category dublin | politics / elections | feature author Wednesday March 16, 2011 14:01author by Maire Report this post to the editors

Rosaleen McDonagh is seeking election to the Seanad in the Trinity Constituency

Rosaleen McDonagh is contesting the Seanad Election in the Dublin University Constituency. She is a well known Traveller activist, feminist and writer.

Rosaleen is seeking reform of the Seanad for all to be able to vote and wants to represent marginalised and disenfranchised people - if you know anyone with a vote in the Trinity Seanad Election you might ask them to give Rosaleen their number 1?

About Rosaleen - from her website

Rosaleen McDonagh has long experience of working in the NGO sector. She has lobbied and worked with policy makers and with those whose task it is to implement policy. This gives her a unique and valuable insight into the policy process and how policy can and does change people’s lives.

Rosaleen has been working in Pavee Point Travellers’ Centre for 10 years. She has worked to advance equality for Travellers in all areas of society and has been involved in leading initiatives on Traveller women’s issues and Traveller health issues.

She was part of the technical group that managed and informed the All Ireland Traveller Health Study. She has particular expertise in this field. McDonagh isn’t just an activist, she’s an advocate for change and a more equal society.

Arts

Rosaleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies, an MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies and an MPhil in Creative Writing. Her plays have been produced by the Project Arts Centre, Fishamble, the new Irish Playwrights theatre company are working with Rosaleen on her new play, Mainstream.

* She was shortlisted in 2010 for RTÉ’s P.J. O’Connor Award in Radio Drama.
* Her plays have been produced in Dublin and her work has been showcased in Washington, D.C..
* The National Booker Prize winner Colum McCann has endorsed her work by giving her the rights to adapt his novel Zoli (2007) for stage.

Related Link: http://www.rosaleenmcdonagh.com

Caption: Rosaleen McDonagh Seanad Election Video 2011


author by Graduatepublication date Wed Mar 16, 2011 21:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

What is her policies on the bank bailouts? economy? the cuts? the IMF/EU deal?

I'm sure she means well and would be far better than some FF, FG or Labour candidate... but it's all nice words and things anyone can say "Im in favour of culture, and against gender based violence". The only major political figure she references is Yeats who was a fascist Senator!!

author by THe Shadowpublication date Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

A overpriced talking shop for hasbeens,wannabes,mightabeens,couldabeens and GOMbeens!!!
What sort of a democracy has a house where a university votes in people or politicians can vote in their favourite butt boy and lovely girl???They were supposed to repersent the normal people of Ireland,not the elite intellectual class,or whatever.
The sooner that chamber is dissolved ,prefably with a flame thrower and dynamite.The better and less expensive life will be here.

author by Graduatepublication date Thu Mar 17, 2011 14:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Yes it is a rotten institution but so is the Dáil, so are the Councils and European Parliament and all the other elected bodies in the State. All elections to State bodies descriminate against parties and candidates with less money. All state bodies do not have elected representatives on the average wage. All State bodies do not have re-call of elected representatives. All elections have restricted voting rights. For example in the Dáil election only Irish and UK citizens have a vote and thousands and thousands of residents and workers are excluded from a vote! The Seanad is only the extreme version where university graduates have a vote, in fact Trinity get same representation as NUI, and any graduate from UL or DCU have no vote!! Even among graduates it's elitist. Yes the Seanad should be abolished. But it exists now and those who do have a vote should vote on same basis as they cast their votes in Dáil. Why not use the opportunity to put forward demands around the issues that matter such as IMF, cuts, the banks, and so forth. Rosaleen McDonagh does not say anything about the key issues facing the country and people on the left should not vote for her.

 
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