Cllr Mary McCamley – Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart Ward
Mary has been on Fingal County Council since 2012. Originally from Finglas, she has been living in Castlecurragh, Mulhuddart for the past twelve years. She is retired from Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, but the experience of working there has served her well in dealing with individual and community problems and she continues to be a great supporter of the hospital and it’s hardworking staff. As a full-time Councillor, she is a member of numerous committees dealing with schools, tidy districts, safer neighbourhoods and youth activities, all with the purpose of improving Dublin 15 as a good place to live, bring up a family or run a business.
Cllr John Walsh – Castleknock Ward
John is a lecturer and researcher in education policy, working in the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin. He is passionate about education and works closely with schools and teachers on a day to day basis. He proudly serves as a member of the board of management of Castleknock Community College (CCC) and of the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board, and believes that investment in schools and third-level colleges is crucial to give everyone the best possible opportunities. Achieving better planning and responsible development in our area is one of his priorities and he believes the solution to the housing crisis is not irresponsible development of the kind that we saw before, but providing more family homes, affordable housing for young people and the opportunity for residents in mature areas to ‘trade down’ to high quality houses or apartments in their local area.
Local Area Representative, Elaine Dooley – Ongar Ward
Elaine is from Blakestown and has lived in Dublin 15 all her life. She attended Blakestown Community School and went on to Trinity College Dublin, where she graduated with a degree in Social Studies with the support of the Trinity Access Programme. She is now a board member in St Benedict’s National School and was previously on the board of Hartstown Community Centre. She believes that with Dublin 15’s growing population, more work needs to be done to ensure we have enough school places, sufficient transportation and good quality planning.
Cllr Marie Sherlock – Cabra-Glasnevin Ward
Marie is very proud to be living and raising her children among the thriving and diverse collection of communities that is Cabra-Glasnevin. She wants to ensure that we get the balance right in what is being built in our communities, get speedier action on derelict sites and houses and provide families with local options for co-ed education for their children. She stands for strong communities where there is decent, adequate housing for those who want to make their lives here, where there is safer cycling and a transport system that works for all groups of people.