I am Saoirse McHugh from Achill island, Mayo, and I am the Green party candidate for Mayo for the General Election on February 8th. I am an environmentalist, a democratic socialist, and a grower.

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Irish farming cannot be beyond question in climate change battle

Want to know more about Saoirse's views on farming and climate change? Check out the article below. https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/irish-farming-cannot-be-beyond-question-in-climate-change-battle-1.3764319
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It’s Official

http://www.mayonews.ie/news/33173-achill-woman-running-for-europe My name is Saoirse McHugh, I'm from Achill Island, County Mayo and I'm running as the Green Party Candidate...
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It’s Official

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Saoirse McHugh for Mayo

Saoirse McHugh for Mayo

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The only way a transition to a low carbon economy will ever work is by changing the economy of Mayo to benefit communities, towns and villages instead of the biggest companies and largest producers.
We can have things like rural transport and rewards for extensive farming in Mayo if we fight for it.
Roughly a million euro per year leaves Achill in electrcity bills, as we move to renewables these projects should be community owned, so that money stays in and transforms the entire economy of Mayo.
We can fight for this future
Vote for real change

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This election is a genuine chance to get real change in Mayo, change we sorely need.

Unfortunately because there was only 3 weeks warning I didnt get a chance to knock on as many doors as I wouldve liked, but I want anyone to feel free to get in touch:
on messanger here,
on Twitter: @saoirse_mchugh
Instagram: mchugh.saoirse
email: saoirse.mchugh@greenparty.ie

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► VIDEO: Saoirse McHugh: ‘There’s a seat in Mayo for something new’Harry McGee joins Saoirse McHugh, the Green Party’s candidate for Mayo in the 2020 general election on the campaign trail in Castlebar and Foxford. Video: Bryan O’Brien

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A rake of photos from across the campaign! Only a few days left now, I’m so grateful to everyone who has got involved in so many different ways, I’d have cracked up a good while ago without ye!

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Does anybody know of any Irish shops out there selling skull and crossbones masks?

I fancy myself a bit of a pirate

I really hope this gains traction.

Not only do procurement practices affect where money goes but they also affect the resilience of a community!

So much money ends up in the pockets of the very richest, it’s be great to begin reversing that a bit. https://t.co/FugMGpq5Fc
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Dr Mags Crean @DrMagsCrean
After many months of research, I’m pushing for a green & social value approach to procurement at a local level in Wicklow Council. Learning so much from  @CLESthinkdo &  @ManCityCouncil. Also learning from the  #PrestonModel and importance of #CommunityWealthBuilding #localeconomy https://t.co/mFnzx37Cnb

Read this thread please.

There’ll be a few massive farmers, zero clean waterways, feck all birds, no wildlife worth talking about and nothing but MASSIVE subsidized profits for an industry that is mainly for export.

It’d be rubbish https://t.co/RWBsl9n9Sx

Who needs clean water anyways amirite @FineGael? https://t.co/4SdvQsbt2E
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Harriet Bradley @HarrietBirdlife
They delete the need for farmers to have a tool for more sustainable use of nutrients, as a condition for public support. Agriculture is the biggest source of nitrate pollution in watering the EU, responsible for dead zones and toxic algae https://t.co/ynD9Mwb9AW