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Vincent P. Martin

Senator for Kildare North

Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Defence with responsibility for Brexit.

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My vision for Kildare North

Kildare has experienced a huge population increase. Therefore my main policy platform is to demand a corresponding increase in proper public transport and traffic management, housing, schools, medical care, creches and recreational facilities. I have been inspired by the significant growth in climate activism from schools and community groups, raising their voices for the future. I want to see an Ireland that lives up to the principles of fairness and equality. I am asking for your No. 1 vote to help ensure our constituency elects its first Green voice to the Dáil.

My priorities

  • I will fight for real climate action, to protect our biodiversity and secure a safe, sustainable world for future generations.
  • I will seek a transport revolution for our cities, towns and rural areas that puts walking, cycling and public transport first.
  • I will work to facilitate access to adequate and affordable housing in all communities, and stronger rights for tenants.

About Vincent

Vincent P. Martin, is a Councillor elected to Kildare County Council last summer. He lives with his wife, son and baby daughter at Honeywood, Mullacash, Naas. He commutes daily to work in Dublin as a practicing barrister (Senior Counsel). As a daily commuter he appreciates the need for better public transport.  He was called to the Bar of Ireland (1995), Northern Ireland Bar (2002), the Bar of England and Wales (2010) and was called to the Inner Bar (Senior Counsel) in 2017. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered institute of Arbitrators in 2004. He is a qualified secondary school teacher and in 1997 founded Public Access to Law (PAL). He is the current director of the Public Access to Law Group (P.A.L.).