Why I got involved in politics

I got involved in politics in 2016 after seeing the importance of local involvement in the Marriage Referendum and seeing what importance just regular people could have in their local area and nationally.

I joined the Labour Party because its ideas of equality, progressive social change and fair reform for our country. I am passionately committed to building a fairer and more equal New Ross District and county Wexford

My priorities

Building on communities in Wexford- we have fantastic community groups in our district and county; they need to be supported by local government to continue to grow and expand for their areas.

Education- I am passionate about life-long education for everyone. People deserve the best education we can give them, from play school to university to lifelong adult learning. I believe in universal public childcare, and a well-funded free education system. In the New Ross District, I advocate for more adult education in local, easily accessible centres. As a parent of school going children, I understand the importance of the connection between parents and school and have always volunteered with my children’s schools.

Housing- Accessible and affordable housing for all is central to everything, addressing homelessness and providing a stable foundation for our community is vital for Local government.

Local Transport- I believe we need to grow our local bus services, to allow more people utilise public transport in rural areas and make living in rural areas more accessible for everyone. As a parent of young children, I understand the importance of the school bus system and believe this should be made much more available to all and any families who need it.

Climate- Climate change is a global problem, but we need local solutions. We need to ensure that any changes we make to protect the planet also protect workers and farmers, that is why I believe in the Labour policy of a local, just transition to ensure that climate change works for everyone, as well as our planet.

My background

My name is Bridín Lyng Moloney and I am running for the Local Elections in June for the Labour Party in the New Ross District. 

I grew up on a farm just outside New Ross and while I moved away for college and then to travel, I have lived back in Cushinstown now for the last 15 years. I have 3 boys, 14, 12 and 9 and am married to Cian.

I work in Community Education with Waterford Wexford Education & Training Board, and I also volunteer in my community. I am the PRO of our local GAA club, am the secretary of Cushinstown Community Development Group and the secretary of the Parents Association in the CBS secondary school in New Ross. I am also chairperson of the Wexford Labour Party.

I am a feminist and have campaigned all my life for progressive values. I campaigned for Repeal the Eight, Marriage Equality and I was co-coordinator for the Re-election of President Michael D Higgins campaign in Wexford in 2018. I am also a past chairperson of the Wexford Women’s Refuge. 

I believe in equality and fairness in our society, I believe that we can achieve meaningful change in local government.