Contact Your Election Candidate / List of Committed Candidates

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Tell your local candidate that equality in education is an issue that needs to be addressed. The State funds the education system and the Government is accountable to you - the voter and the taxpayer. We have provided email contacts for all election candidates below, and a template for your email. Just click on your candidate's email address and press send! The template is also available as a Word document here

Your stories: Please let us know how you get on. You can share your experiences on our Facebook page and you can tweet @EducateTogether using the hashtags #GE16 and #EducateTogether. You can also email us candidates’ replies on Thank you!

Educate Together has also contacted every election candidate and asked them to commit to Educate Together’s 4 Essentials for Equality in Education.  

Below is the list of candidates who have so far committed to education equality. This page will be updated daily during the campaign:

Supports Educate Together's 4 Essentials for Equality in Education
No response received yet
Does not support Educate Together's 4 Essentials for Equality in Education

AAAAnti-Austerity AllianceLABLabour
DDIDirect Democracy IrelandPBPAPeople Before Profit Alliance
FFFianna FailRENRenua
FGFine GaelSDSocial Democrats
GPGreen PartySDUSocial Democratic Union
IDPIrish Democratic PartySFSinn Fein
INDIndependentULAUnited Left Alliance
IPUIrish Postmasters UnionWPWorkers Party

Carlow / Kilkenny

Adrienne WallacePBPA
Ann PhelanLAB
Bobby AylwardFF
Conor MacLiamAAA
David FitzgeraldFG
Jennifer Murnane-O'ConnorFF
John McGuinnessFF
John Paul PhelanFG
Kathleen FunchionSF
Keith GilliganIND
Malcolm NoonanGP
Noel G WalshIND
Paddy ManningIND
Pat DeeringFG
Patrick McKeeREN

Cavan / Monaghan

Aoife O'ConnellDDI
Brendan SmithFF
Caoimhghín Ó CaoláinSF
Emmet SmithIND
Heather HumphriesFG
Jimmy MeeIND
Joe O'ReillyFG
John WilsonIND
Kathryn ReillySF
Mary SmythIND
Micheál CallaghanGP
Michael McDermottDDI
Mike DurkanFF
Niamh SmythFF
Sean ConlonIND


Andre Sibo HakizimanaIND
Ann NortonIND
Clare Colleran MolloyFF
Dermot MulqueenIND
Fergal SmithGP
Ian LynchIND
Joe CareyFG
Mary HowardFG
Michael McDonaghFF
Michael HartyIND
Michael McNamaraLAB
Niamh O'BrienIND
Noeleen MoranSF
Pat BreenFG
Richard CahillIND
Timmy DooleyFF

Cork East

Barbara AhernFF
Ciara Leonardi RocheAAA
David StantonFG
Ken CurtinSD
Kevin O KeefeFF
Kieran McCarthyIND
Mary Linehan FoleyIND
Natasha HartyGP
Noel McCarthyFG
Pat BuckleySF
Paul BradfordREN
Sean SherlockLAB
Tom BarryFG

Cork North Central

Billy KelleherFF
Dara MurphyFG
Ger KeohaneIND
Jonathan O'BrienSF
Julie O'LearyFG
Kathleen LynchLAB
Mick BarryAAA
Oliver MoranGP
Paddy O'LearyREN
Ted TynanWP
Thomas GouldSF
Thomas KielyIND

Cork North West

Aindrias MoynihanFF
Aine CollinsFG
Cormac ManningGP
Diarmuid O'FlynnIND
Jason FitzgeraldREN
John Paul O SheaIND
Michael CreedFG
Michael MoynihanFF
Nigel DennehySF
Shirley GriffinIND
Steven O RiordanIND

Cork South Central

Ciaran LynchLAB
Diarmaid O CadhlaIND
Donnchadh O LaoghaireSF
Fiona RyanPBPA
Jerry ButtimerFG
Jim O ConnellPBPA
Lorna BogueGP
Michael MartinFF
Michael McGrathFF
Mick FinnIND
Rose LeadbetterAAA
Simon CoveneyFG

Cork South West

Alan ColemanIND
Fiona Pettit O'LearyIND
Jim DalyFG
Margaret Murphy-O MahonyFF
Noel HarringtonFG
Rachel McCarthySF


Charlie McConalogueFF
Frank McBreartyIND
Joe McHughFG
John O'DonnellIND
Michael MooneyIND
Niamh KennedyIND
Padraig McLoughlinSF
Pat 'The Cope' GallagherFF
Pearse DohertySF
Peter CaseyIND
Thomas PringleSF

Dublin Bay North

Aodhan O RiordainLAB
Averil PowerIND
Cian O' CallaghanSD
David HealyGP
Deirdre HeneyFF
Denise MitchellSF
Donna CooneyGP
Finian Mc GrathIND
Jimmy GuerinIND
John LyonsPBPA
Michael Mc DonnchaSF
Michael O' BrienAAA
Naoise O' MuiriFG
Paul ClarkeIND
Richard BrutonFG
Sean HaugheyFF
Stephanie ReganFG
Terence FlanaganREN
Tom DarcyDDI
Tommy BroughanSDU

Dublin Bay South

Andrew KellyIND
Annette MooneyPBPA
Chris AndrewsSF
Diana O'DwyerAAA
Eamon RyanGP
Eoghan MurphyFG
Finian Mc GrathIND
Glenna LynchSD
Jim O'CallaghanFF
Kate O'ConnellFG
Kevin HumphriesLAB
Lucinda CreightonREN
Mannix FlynnIND

Dublin Central

Christy BurkeIND
Cieran PerryIND
Cormac McKayDDI
Éilis RyanWP
Gary GannonSD
Joe CostelloLAB
Mary FitzpatrickFF
Mary Lou McDonaldSF
Maureen O'SullivanIND
Pascal DonoghueFG

Dublin Fingal

Alan FarrellFG
Barry MartinPBPA
Brendan RyanLAB
Clare DalyULA
Darragh O'BrienFF
James ReillyFG
Joe O'BrienGP
Lorraine Clifford LeeFF
Louise O'ReillySF
Roslyn FullerIND
Terry KelleherAAA
Tony MurphyIND

Dublin Mid-West

Anne-Marie McNallySD
Derek KeatingFG
Eoin Ó BroinSF
Frances FitzgeraldFG
Francis TimmonsIND
Gino KennyPBPA
Joanna TuffyLAB
John CurranFF
Lorraine HennessyWP
Paul GogartyIND

Dublin North West

Andrew KeeganPBPA
Cathleen Carney BoudSF
Cormac McKayDDI
Dessie EllisSF
Jimmy DignamWP
John LyonsLAB
Noel RockFG
Paul McAuliffeFF
Róisín ShorthallSD

Dublin Rathdown

Alan ShatterFG
Alex WhiteLAB
Catherine MartinGP
Josepha MadiganFG
Mary WhiteFF
Nicola CurryPBPA
Peter MathewsIND
Shane RossIND
Sorcha Nic CormaicSF

Dublin South Central

Aengus Ó SnodaighSF
Brid SmithPBPA
Catherine ArdaghFF
Catherine ByrneFG
Eric ByrneLAB
Joan CollinsULA
Liam CoyneSD
Marie DevineSF
Michael GarganREN
Oisín Ó hAlmhainGP
Paul HandIND

Dublin South West

Ann-Marie DermodyFG
Colm BrophyFG
Declan BurkeIND
Deirdre O'DonovanIND
Eamonn MaloneyIND
Francis Noel DuffyGP
John LahartFF
Karen WarrenFG
Katherine ZapponeIND
Mick DuffLAB
Pamela KearnsLAB
Paul MurphyAAA
Peter FitzpatrickIND
Ronan McMahonREN
Sandra FayAAA
Sarah HollandSF
Sean CroweSF

Dublin West

Catherine NooneFG
David McGuinnessIND
Geoff BoyleIND/IPU
Jack ChambersFF
Joan BurtonLAB
Jo O'BrienREN
Leo VaradkarFG
Lorna NolanIND
Paul DonnellySF
Roderic O'GormanGP
Ruth CoppingerPBP




Dún Laoghaire

Carol HuntIND
Carrie SmythLAB
Cormac DevlinFF
Frank CroninREN
Maria BaileyFG
Mary HanafinFF
Mary Mitchell O'ConnorFG
Ossain SmythGP
Richard Boyd BarrettPBPA
Shane O'BrienSF

Galway East

Ciarán CannonFG
Colm KeaeneyFF
Lorraine HigginsLAB
Paul Connaughton JnrFG
Sean CanneyIND
Anne RabbitteFF
AnneMarie RocheSF
Michael FahyFF

Galway West

Catherine ConnollyIND
Derek NolanLAB
Eamon O'CuivFF
Hildegarde NaughtonFG
John ConnollyFF
John O'MahoneyFG
Mary HoadeFF
Sean KyneFG
Trevor Ó ClochartaighSF
Fidelma Healy-EamesFG
James CharityIND
Niall Ó TuathailSD
Noel GrealishIND
Seamus SheridanGP
Seona O'FeganIND/IPU
Tommy HolohanAAA
Tommy RoddyIND


Arthur SpringLAB
Brendan GriffinFG
Brian FinucanePBPA
Donal CorcoranREN
Jimmy DeenihanFG
John BrassillFF
Martin FerrisSF
Michael Healy-RaeIND
Norma MoriartyFF
Tom FlemingIND

Kildare North

Anthony LawlorFG
Ashling MerrimanPBPA
Bernard DurkanFG
Brendan YoungIND
Catherine MurphySD
Emmett StaggLAB
Frank O'RourkeFF
James LawlessFF
Réada CroninSF

Kildare South

Declan CroweIND
Fiona McLoughlin-HealyFG
Fiona O'LoughlinFF
Mark WallLAB
Martin HeydonFG
Patricia RyanSF
Sean O'FearghailFF
Suzanne McEneaneyGP


Brian StanleySF
Charlie FlanaganFG
John WhelanLAB
Sean FlemmingFF
Sinead MooreGP
Thomasina ConnellFG

Limerick City

Cian PrendivilleAAA
Desmond J HayesREN
James GaffneyGP
Jan O'SullivanLAB
Kieran O'DonnellFG
Mary HonanIND
Maurice QuinlivanSF
Michael NoonanFG
Sarah Jane HennellySD
Willie O'DeaFF

Limerick County

Emmett O'BrienIND
James HeffernanSD
Mark KeoghIDP
Niall CollinsFF
Patrick O'DonovanFG
Seamus BrowneSF
Tom NevilleFG

Longford / Westmeath

Barbara SmythIND
Dominic ParkerAAA
Frank KilbrideFG
Gabriel MacFaddenFG
Gerry WarnockSD
James BannonFG
James MorganIND
Jimmy DuffyPBPA
Kevin MoranIND
Manchán MaganGP
Paul HoganSF