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09.42 25 Feb 2016


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In the run up to the General Election, Newstalk teamed up with the Humans of Dublin to highlight the real people behind the issues being discussed by party leaders and candidates across the country.

“With the Humans of the Election our main focus was to generate discussion around topics you don’t see or hear every day. These are minorities that if you are not part of, you probably never realise their battles or what their needs are”, stated Peter Varga of Humans of Dublin who explained why he got involved with the project.

“As in all elections, candidates represent views on issues like immigration, healthcare, education, etc., and ultimately they play a vital role in determining the level of support for the funding of public services, third level fees and small business financing, among other areas. Voting is your opportunity to show your voice and have your opinion heard, just like leaving a comment on a post or sharing what you believe is right, voting promotes change. So make sure you make the difference.”

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From the housing crisis to traveller rights, these brave individuals and families share their stories and ask you, the voters, to remember the real people behind the issues when deciding your vote this Friday.

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“We fell in love, we got a house, we got married, we started to plan a family, and we got pregnant. I didn't believe a...

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"He teaches us so many things, like how to appreciate the small things, because those small things become really big...

Posted by Newstalk 106-108 fm on Tuesday, 16 February 2016

  

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“Coming to Ireland was the first time I knew I was black. You see in Lagos, everyone was dark-skinned and so nobody had...

Posted by Newstalk 106-108 fm on Thursday, 18 February 2016

 

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"I live in social housing. I live alone, but I happen to be involved in a lot of local community activities, like a...

Posted by Newstalk 106-108 fm on Friday, 19 February 2016

 

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"My parents left school early too. In their time things worked a different way. Travellers had to sit in the back of the...

Posted by Newstalk 106-108 fm on Sunday, 21 February 2016

 

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"When I was about 18 I felt it was time to tell my parents I'm transgender. I was so afraid of their reaction that I...

Posted by Newstalk 106-108 fm on Saturday, 20 February 2016

 

On Wednesday we featured Aisling Kenny and her family who have been living in emergency accommodation for nine months. 

 

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"Our parents tell us we’re on an adventure to find a new home. Our old landlord sold our house so we’re trying to find...

Posted by Newstalk 106-108 fm on Wednesday, 17 February 2016

On Thursday morning, Aisling contacted Newstalk to inform us that her and her family are one of 13 families being evicted from their emergency accommodation this Friday, polling day. In the wake of this, we spoke to Aisling again about the situation she finds herself in, and what she would like to ask candidates who are seeking election this Friday.

 

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Aisling Kenny - Humans of the Election

Aisling Kenny and her family are one of thirteen families being evicted from their emergency accommodation this Friday - polling day.

Posted by Newstalk 106-108 fm on Monday, 22 February 2016


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