Joan McDermott, Cllr.Danielle Twomey, Tom Hanlon and Pat Buckley TD.

Councillor Danielle Twomey has been selected to contest next year’s local elections on behalf of the Sinn Fein party in the East Cork Municipal District.
Despite already being on Cork County Council this will be Cllr Twomey’s first time contesting a local election.
The young mother was co-opted in 2016 to replace her Sinn Féin colleague Pat Buckley who was elected TD for Cork East.
The mother of three said she is particularly concerned about housing and roads.
She said if elected she will continue fighting for affordable housing for East Cork.
“Midleton would have a good economic status but people still can’t afford to buy houses here. I’d like to see affordable housing rolled out in Midleton, Youghal and surrounding areas on a large scale.”
East Cork’s roads also features in Cllr Twomey’s platform.
The marketing degree student said she was angered by the distribution of roads funding.
“Extra funding is needed for our local and regional roads we shouldn’t be concentrating on national routes all of the time.”
This Monday 29 January Cllr Twomey will be among East Cork Cllrs to put the case forward for top up funding for the regions roads.
Cllr Twomey said “it would be an absolute honour to be elected. I love what I do and I love my community.”