My name is Oliver Moran and I am the Green Party candidate for Cork North Central.
What I stand for
My vision for Cork is of a vibrant place to live and work. One that has a progressive imagination and a living sense of community.
Cork already has a fantastic spirit and unique sense of place. I believe the next decade will be a defining one for Cork, as the new city boundaries start to shape the city’s life and new movements like Save Cork City and What if Cork …? take hold of people’s imaginations.
I want to represent you being a part of that Cork renaissance.
- A city we love to live in, with transport, housing, work and recreation that inspires Cork’s citizens and the world.
- A directly-elected mayor and community-led local government to bring the energy and passion that Cork people have for our city into local democracy.
- The right to affordable and good-quality housing, so that families and communities can thrive and no-one has to face the threat of eviction and the uncertainty of having nowhere to go.
- No short-changing of Cork’s heritage for OPW walls – that don’t respect our city’s culture or history and won’t live up to the challenge of a changing climate.
I am a software engineer at Laya Healthcare in Little Island. I’ve worked for 15 years in IT, community education, R&D and various community enterprises.
In my technology career, I’ve worked in healthcare, e-learning, and digital inclusion. I’ve been involved in technology start-ups and significant open source projects. I am a co-founder of the CorkDev series of talks on technology and the IT industry and Wikimedia Ireland, the Irish affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation.
In 2010, I founded Second Republic, a national campaign for political reform. The group campaigned successfully for the Constitutional Convention, the predecessor to the Citizens Assembly. I continue to campaign for citizen rights, on local and national issues. I am the Green Party spokesperson on political reform and a frequent media commentator.
I live in Montenotte with my wife and our young son.