I am the new Local Area Representative for the Palmerstown-Fonthill Local Electoral Area - which covers my native North Clondalkin, Palmerstown and parts of Lucan.
My family, originally from Ballyfermot moved to North Clondalkin in 1995 and we have been there ever since. I was educated in St. Lorcan’s BNS in Palmerstown and Moyle Park College in Clondalkin before training as a Special Needs Assistant in the Liberities. I am now working in homeless services and specialise in the provision of emergency accommodation to people experiencing homelessness. As a result of working in homeless services I am passionate about housing policy and I am a big believer in the Housing First approach.
I joined the Labour Party in 2019 and immediately got involved in the 2019 bye-election as a canvasser in Dublin Mid West, shortly after that campaign I was asked to serve as Director of Canvassing for the impending general election. I was fortunate to have been able to commit myself to the campaign on a full time basis.
My priorities for Palmerstown-Fonthill are:
Advocating for better local services
Improved public infrastructure
Improved social and affordable housing
Better amenities for our young people and our older residents
The cause of Labour is the cause Ireland and the cause of Ireland is the cause of Labour