First elected to Fingal County Council in 2014, I was proud to top the poll in the local elections in 2019 and return to working to improve quality of life for residents across Dublin West. Serving on the Council, I’ve shown how I can effectively pursue issues and change outdated policies, such as securing the first ever cycling policy and a dedicated cycling officer in Fingal County Council. But I’ve also seen how in order to bring about big changes in our country, we need a strong voice in Dáil Eireann.
Growing up in Dublin 15, I’ve seen what happens when the needs of developers are put ahead of those of local communities. As house building starts again in Dublin West, we cannot let the same mistakes be made by failing to put in place infrastructure like schools, health facilities and public transport.
Lecturing law for the last ten years, I’ve seen how law reform can achieve real change for people. Campaigning for change means working with others – which is why I was a leader in the Yes Equality campaign in Dublin West for the marriage referendum and was involved in the local campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment. As an EU law lecturer, my work with the DCU Brexit Institute focuses on how we manage the challenge of the UK leaving the European Union.
Education is my passion. As well as being a lecturer in DCU, I have served on the board of management for five local schools, including Coolmine, Scoil Choilm, Danu Special School, Pobail Setanta and Castleknock Community College. I understand the importance in investing in educational, vocational and mental health facilities and services for children and young people.
If you elect me as your TD, I will use my skills to provide effective representation and leadership for all the residents of Dublin West. I will be a voice for environmental, social and political change in our country.
If you feel we need that voice in the Dail, I’d ask for your No 1 Vote.
Cllr. Roderic O’Gorman