6 episodes

Inside The Chamber with Councillor Holly Cairns explores my experiences as new public representative and how local government in Ireland works. In each episode, I discuss what I have been doing, the progressive I have made, and the challenges encountered. As a Social Democrat, I am fully committed to transparency and helping the people of West Cork understand the Council more.

Inside the Chamber with Councillor Holly Cairns Inside the Chamber

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Inside The Chamber with Councillor Holly Cairns explores my experiences as new public representative and how local government in Ireland works. In each episode, I discuss what I have been doing, the progressive I have made, and the challenges encountered. As a Social Democrat, I am fully committed to transparency and helping the people of West Cork understand the Council more.

    My Climate Credentials

    My Climate Credentials

    In this episode, I discuss how the environment is my main reason for entering politics, as well as priorities as a small farmer and growing up with my environmental crusader mum!

    • 14 min
    5: Snapping into election mode

    5: Snapping into election mode

    In this episode, I discuss running for election in Cork South West, and competing against my partner.

    • 16 min
    4: Better decision making, transparency, and the local property tax

    4: Better decision making, transparency, and the local property tax

    In this episode, I discuss the local property tax and my successful motion to help improve decision making and transparency in the Council Chamber.

    Follow me on:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/HolllyMcKeeverCairns/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/cllr_holly_cairns
    Twitter: twitter.com/HollyLeahCairns

    • 10 min
    3: My first motion to re-zone land and supporting grassroots movements

    3: My first motion to re-zone land and supporting grassroots movements

    In this episode, I talk about my first motion about re-zoning land to prevent the potential building of a plastics factory that would be harmful to local industries and the environment. As well as the commotion this raised I highlight the need for authorities to do more to support community movements and all the great summer festivals in West Cork.

    Follow me on:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/HolllyMcKeeverCairns/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/cllr_holly_cairns
    Twitter: twitter.com/HollyLeahCairns

    • 10 min
    2: My first (attempted) motion and working with West Cork Community Groups

    2: My first (attempted) motion and working with West Cork Community Groups

    In this episode, I discuss my first attempt at proposing a motion and some of the amazing community groups I get to work with across West Cork.

    Follow me on:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/HolllyMcKeeverCairns/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/cllr_holly_cairns
    Twitter: twitter.com/HollyLeahCairns

    • 9 min
    1: Elections, Counts, and starting as a Councillor

    1: Elections, Counts, and starting as a Councillor

    In this first episode, I discuss my decision to run for election, the count process, and getting to understand how the Council works.

    Follow me on:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HolllyMcKeeverCairns/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/cllr_holly_cairns
    Twitter: twitter.com/HollyLeahCairns

    • 14 min

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