Niall Ó Tuathail is to run as the Social Democrat candidate for Galway-West/South-Mayo in the next General Election.
The Galway native is 30 years old, and lives in the city with his partner Eva and their son.
After spending most of his career working abroad in the health and infrastructure practices of McKinsey & Co., Niall moved back to his hometown and now runs Mobile Clipboard, a software design business working to improve healthcare and digital news.
He returned from Africa to run TD Stephen Donnelly’s canvassing campaign in 2011. More recently, he ran the Yes Equality campaign in Galway.
The Social Democrats was founded by TDs Donnelly, Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy.
Speaking at the launch of his election campaign, Niall said: “I have always been driven by having a positive impact on people’s lives and improving society around me and when politics is done right there’s no better place to have a big impact. With the Social Democrats, there is finally a party with the leadership, positive social vision and the competence to make it happen.
“We need this kind of politics in Galway if we are going to fix our healthcare system, housing crisis and allow our region to realise its potential. That’s why I am very proud to be running in the general election and I would be honoured to serve the people of Galway and Mayo in Dáil Éireann as a Social Democrat.”
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