Following a meeting of the Fianna Fáil National Constituencies Committee, the General Election ticket for Cork North Central has been completed.

Joining sitting TD Padraig O’Sullivan are Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald and Sandra Murphy.

Cllr. Fitzgerald has served as a Cork City Councillor since 2004 and was Lord Mayor in 2017/18.

Cllr. Fitzgerald commented, “I am delighted to be contesting the General Election for Fianna Fáil. The northside of Cork has been badly neglected by this Fine Gael government and I intend on providing a strong voice for people in this constituency.

“I have a proven track record on housing and have been heavily involved in the community development and regeneration projects in Cork city over recent years. I want to do more for Cork – the northside needs a new urban quarter to support local industry and I will fight for increased investment for this area and ensure a fairer and more equal society”.

Sandra Murphy is an Event Creation & Production Manager, with extensive experience in the hospitality industry.

“I am honoured to have been added to the General Election ticket for Fianna Fáil. I have always had a keen interest in politics and I believe that now is the time that I can bring my experience to the fore and make a real difference in my community”, said Ms. Murphy.

“The crisis in our health service – and particularly at Cork University Hospital – is the lasting legacy of this Fine Gael government. I believe my party can change that. Access to care, through improved community care and GP services, needs to be prioritised and I, along with my Fianna Fáil colleagues have the will and determination to make it happen.

“I will also be pushing for greater Garda provision for Bishopstown. Despite the large population base, the Garda station is only operating on a part time basis. This is not good enough and I will be making this issue one of my key priorities”.