Cllr John Paul O’Shea
John Paul contested the 2020 General Election in Cork North West constituency. An elected representative in Cork County Council since 2009, he is currently Leader of Fine Gael in the Council and is a former Mayor of the County of Cork, serving in the role in 2015/16.
Outside of politics, John Paul is an active member of a number of community, voluntary and sporting organisations. Both as an elected representative and a citizen, he is a passionate about his local area and constituency. It is his aim, if elected to represent the people of Cork North West in Dáil Éireann, to ensure that his constituent’s voices are heard and that their communities are properly represented at a national level.
Paul said: “Under the guidance and leadership of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD, I know I can play a very positive role in representing you at national level. Whether you are from the towns of Ballincollig, Charleville, Kanturk, Macroom, Millstreet, Newmarket or anywhere in between, it is my intention, if elected, to be your strong voice in Dáil Eireann.
The Fine Gael party’s ambition for Ireland is to support you and your family, strengthen your community and build a sustainable future for everyone. The party is focused on protecting our economy and making people’s lives better, particularly hard pressed working families.
I want to make sure the constituency of Cork North West shares in this ambition and if elected at the next general election, I will work tirelessly to ensure the people of Cork North West will benefit from this opportunity.”