Weekly Update – 22nd January

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🇵🇸 On Wednesday the Social Democrats will be bringing forward a motion calling on Government to support South Africa in their case against Israel in the ICJ. Please support the motion by emailing your local TDs 👇

📣 E-mail template here
📣 Petition here

📸🗳️ Ann Bambury has been selected as the Social Democrats candidate for Bandon-Kinsale. Ann is a fantastic, hardworking community activist who would be an incredible local representative for the area. Follow her campaign here Ann Bambury Bandon Kinsale on Instagram

🏡 Government have absolutely failed to tackle the housing crisis. Multi-billion euro investment funds are bulk buying housing estates out from under regular people and homeless levels continue to rise. All while young people leave the country in their thousands. I raised this at leaders questions: https://youtu.be/waYZn6lb5XM

🇵🇸 On the first day back in the Dáil, I called on the Government to join South Africa’s case against Israel in the ICJ. Ireland has a moral and legal responsibility to take every action we can to prevent genocide: https://youtu.be/tmZhQ6ZOggg

📻 I spoke to RTÉ as part of their series of Leader’s Interviews. We discussed housing, gaza and immigration. You can listen here: https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/clips/22345104/

🌎 Jennifer Whitmore called out the Government’s chaotic approach to immigration. 600 vulnerable men are left sleeping in the cold, and the Government’s plan is nowhere to be seen: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2Norx4s73a/

🏘️ Cian O’Callaghan tabled an amendment calling for a 100% stamp duty on the bulk buying of homes. This would be an effective ban on investment funds buying entire estates out from under first time buyers. Government are proposing 10%, while SF are calling for only 17%. Neither go far enough: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2ZqW6tMi7A/

🌱 The Community Climate Action Programme is open for applications from community groups until 6th March. 100% funding is available for projects to deliver community climate action – up to €100k. Contact climate@corkcoco.ie to book a one-to-one meeting for advice and support in advance of the application. More info here: https://t.co/z50Cn4iual

🎭 Online applications for the Cork County Local Festival Fund close this Friday. Find out more here: https://www.corkcoco.ie/en/news/cork-county-council-launches-local-festival-fund-grant-for-2024

⛈️I hope everyone is staying safe from the storms. Any issues such as fallen trees, road damage and flooding in your area can be reported on 021 4276891

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