Claire Byrne selected as local candidate for Pembroke-South Dock



I am the local election candidate for The Green Party in Pembroke – South Dock.

I have been living and working in this area for over ten years and have a particular interest in the community as a result. Currently I work as an Environmental Education Specialist with a local company called Real Nation, developing education programmes for schools nationwide. I also work for The Body&Soul Festival as their Sustainability Manager and with an events collective, producing pop-up cultural events across the city.

My experience in politics stems from six years working with Eamon Ryan, former Green Party TD and Minister, and your European Election Candidate 2014. During this time I managed the local constituency and represented Eamon in both Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and South Dublin County Councils.

I am running in the local elections because I strongly believe that local politics matters. I want to bring my experience at both a local and a national level to Dublin City Council, to create positive change based on your needs as a member of the local community.

I want to be part of a City Council that values the future of its citizens by putting economic, social, political and environmental sustainability at the heart of the decision making process. I firmly believe only a green voice will deliver this.

Therefore I am asking for your number 1 vote on May 23rd.

I’m looking forward to meeting you in the coming weeks. In the meantime please feel free to contact me as I am interested in your questions, thoughts and ideas.

Thank you.

If elected as your councillor, I will focus on the following areas:

Economy: providing substantial support for local, social, creative and green enterprise to create jobs, and to ensure progressive and accountable management of the city’s finances and local taxes.

Politics: promising clean, transparent, honest, democratic and effective local politics.

Planning: voting for proper planning that defends the interests of local residents, delivers well planned private and social housing and encourages creative use of vacant space

Arts: supporting the artistic community with a more focused appreciation and recognition of the city’s creative culture.

Environment: delivering responsible management of the city’s resources to maintain a healthy, clean city and protect us from the challenges of climate change.

Transport: providing better facilities for drivers, pedestrians, public transport users and cyclists.

Society: ensuring equal distribution of the city’s finances, promoting equality, supporting and strengthening local communities and encouraging civic pride in our city.

Please feel free to contact me as I am interested in your questions, thoughts and ideas.


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