McDonagh is WP candidate for Meath East

Seamus McDonagh has been selected by the Workers' Party as its candidate for the forthcoming Meath East by-election

Seamus McDonagh
Meath East WP candidate Seamus McDonagh

Seamus McDonagh said: “I have never been afraid to directly confront what I believe are unfair laws and taxes that have been forced on the people by a golden circle of business interests and connected families. They have run our country for their benefit and our loss for far too long.

“I have two daughters and three grandchildren, all of whom live in Meath. For their sakes, and that of our local communities, I want action to cut the massive mortgage debts that families are struggling under just because they need a home to live in. If the billionaires can have debts written down or taken over by the State so can workers so that our economy can grow again.

“I also believe we need to get tough on white collar criminals who destroy our children’s futures with their dodgy dealings – it is time for corrupt bankers and politicians to do jail time, so that those who would repeat their activities might think again.”

Seamus is a native of Wilkinstown and lives in Kells. As a teenager he was forced to leave his native county and move to England to find work. In Birmingham he began working with the Irish community providing employment rights advice to his fellow building workers.

Returning to Ireland in the late 1970s Seamus became active in campaigns demanding a fair deal for PAYE workers, for the public

ownership of Ireland’s natural resources and against discrimination.

During the 1980s and 1990s Seamus was prominent in campaigns in Meath against proposed water charges. He is currently the chairman of the North Meath Campaign Against the Household and Water Taxes (CAHWT).

Seamus can be contacted at Tel: (087) 6596876 or by email at

You can also follow him on the web and on social media via the following:


Facebook: SeamusMcDonagh2013MeathEast

Twitter: @McDonaghME2013

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