Marc Ó Cathasaigh

Teachta Dála for Waterford

Spokesperson for Social Protection.

My vision for Waterford

I want Waterford City and County to be a place of vibrant and resilient communities, where we can live, work and build a future together.

What I stand for

I believe that we have to make Waterford City a driver for the entire Southeast, where people from the across the county and the wider region can access a full range of services, from health to education to employment. I believe in a fair society where we work together to solve the challenges we face, while protecting our most vulnerable.

My priorities

    • To demand that key services are made available in Waterford, from 24/7 Cardiac Care to Mental Health Services in University Hospital, Waterford, to securing University status for WIT.
    • To deliver transformative change in how we address the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency, with increased investment in active and public transport coupled with changes in how we use our land, produce our energy and heat our homes.
    • To bring life back to the heart of our urban communities, making our town centres and villages places to do business, but also to live, socialise and raise a family. To maintain the fabric of our rural communities by delivering sustainable jobs in the new Green Economy.
    • To plan properly for Waterford’s future and that of all our people, allowing our city and county to grow sustainably, and to make that growth benefit all our citizens, and not just the wealthy few.

My experience

I am originally from Butlerstown but now live in Tramore, Co Waterford with my wife and three young boys. Up to the General Election 2020, I worked as a Primary School teacher in Glór na Mara N.S. in Tramore and also served as a councillor on Waterford City and County Council. I was grateful to be elected to the 33rd Dáil by the people of Waterford and I am proud to serve my constituency.

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