Our region has never been provided with the resources to perform to our potential. As we look to the future with an increasing focus on the East coast it will be much more difficult to secure resources for our area.
To reach our potential we must fight our corner in a different way; focused and targeted on what our communities need to reach our potential. With the experience I have gained over the past 20 years in the service industry, agricultural exports and representative politics I believe I have developed the skills and approach necessary to deliver for our region.
I would like to most respectfully ask you for your no1 vote or highest possible preference.
Is mise le meas,
Marc Mac Sharry
Marc’s Priorities include:
Jobs: IDA & Enterprise Ireland to Priorities Northwest. Ability to pay clause for commercial rates & abolish zero hours contracts.
Infrastructure: High-speed broadband to all homes and business. Upgrade the regions national primary routes to motorway standard.
Agriculture: A fair price, practical supports, a sensible regulatory system and more support for young farmers.
Education: North West University of Technology, Investment for St Angelas College & Cavan Institute & more guidance councillors, resource Hrs and SNA’s.
Health: Protect A&E & Maternity Services in the region. Increase provision of specialist services, bed capacity, front line staff and invest in our acute and community hospitals. More home help hours.
Childcare: Tangible additional support for working parents which reflects the educational input of child care professionals.
Tourism: Capital investment for the regions unique and natural attractions – archaeological, sport, angling, agriculture and historical tourism.
Social Welfare: Abolish the Means Test on the Carers Allowance to allow more elderly, ill and disabled people the dignity to remain in their homes. Increase to carers allowance. Med card for all with chronic illness. Equal supports for all our young people and self employed.
Environment: Abolish Irish Water. Ban fracking. Practical measures to reduce effects of climate change.
Marc operates an accessible/open door style without a rigid clinic schedule and is available at all times to help and assist people in whatever ways possible.
Constituency office: 071 9143616
Marc’s work has included:
Family Home Bill – to prevent banks repossessing family homes.
Access to Cancer Treatment Bill – To ensure access to cancer treatment.
Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Fund Bill – To resource suicide prevention & mental health.
Public Services & Procurement Bill – To Ensure €80 bn state contracts sector benefits local communities.
Member of Oireachtas Inquiry into banking crisis.
Exposed Government Plans to downgrade Maternity Services.
Political Driver of World Rally Championship for Ireland.
Founder Prevention of Family Home Repossessions Group.
Founder Sligo Live Music Festival.
Supporter of All Sports & Many Local Charities.
Marc was first elected 2002 and re-elected 2007 & 2011. He was appointed Party Front Bench Spokesman in February 2011 by then new party Leader Michael Martin. He served as Seanad Party Spokesman on Marine 2002-2007, Finance 2007 – 2011, Health 2001 – 2013 & Public Expenditure 2013 – 2016.
He has been a member of Joint Oireachtas Committees on Marine, Finance, Health, the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission, the Banking Inquiry and the Forum on Europe during the period.