2024 Local Election Candidates

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South Dublin County Council

David Gardiner is a firefighter/paramedic, trade unionist and community activist in Palmerstown. He is a SIPTU shop steward and has been active in socialist politics since the 1980s.

In that time, David has campaigned for public housing, improved local services and the abolition of bin charges. In Palmerstown, David has campaigned for more bins in the area, regular tree maintenance and street sweeping, enforcement of the HGV ban on Kennelsfort Road, restoration of the Silver Bridge, better traffic management and more facilities.

If elected, he will be a voice for working people in South Dublin County Council, fighting for better public services and public housing for all.

Garrett GREENE


Dublin City Council

Garrett Greene is a community activist living in Phibsborough. Garrett is a lecturer in UCD where he is a member of IFUT trade union working to end precarious employment. As a community activist in Dublin 7 he has fought for tenants rights, helped to block illegal evictions, worked to prevent the sell-off of public housing, and campaigned for improved green space and the re-opening of the Four Masters Park.

Garrett started the Dublin 7 Waste Campaign to tackle the blight of illegal dumping of waste in Dublin City, and lead the charge for a public waste collection service.

If elected Garrett will work to end landlord rule in Dublin, and restore public housing and public services for Dublin City.


Ratoath LEA

Meath County Council

Gerry Rooney is a trade unionist and community activist based in Ratoath. A veteran of several UN peacekeeping missions, Gerry served for 16 years as General Secretary of PDFORRA, the representative association for enlisted ranks in the defence forces, where he fought for and won improved pay and conditions for soldiers.

In Ratoath, Gerry has organised fuel co-ops and campaigns to improve local health services and secure the future of Navan Hospital. He has represented local communities before the CRU in the fight to ensure improved water quality in the area.

If elected, Gerry will fight to protect the interest of the growing working class population in the area, and ensure decent public services available to all.