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Justin Sinnott

Meet Justin Justin Sinnott is the Social Democrats councillor for Rathfarnham-Templeogue on South Dublin County Council. Co-opted on to South Dublin County Council as the new Social Democrats councillor for Rathfarnham Templeogue and Greenhills replacing the outstanding Carly Bailey. Over four years after my final meeting as a member of Fingal County Council. it still […]

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Aidan Farrelly

Meet Aidan Aidan Farrelly is the Social Democrats councillor for Clane on Kildare County Council. Aidan is a Youth and Community Development Worker, and a resident in Prosperous, having grown up in Clane. Aidan is a Team Leader with Kildare Youth Services, and opened the first Youth Project in Clane in 2008. Since then he […]

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Ross O’Connell

Meet Ross Ross O’Connell is the Social Democrats councillor for Bantry on Cork County Council. Ross O’Connell is a 29-year-old PhD researcher from Goleen on the Mizen. He is passionate about making West Cork a place for people to stay and live through the development of sustainable communities. Growing up in West Cork, the son […]

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Mary Roche

Meet Mary Mary Roche is the Social Democrats councillor for Waterford City East on Waterford City & County Council. First elected in 1999. Mary Roche joined the Social Democrats in November 2022 having spent the better part of the last 20 years as an Independent member of Waterford City and County Council. Mary represents Waterford […]

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Mark Barry

Meet Mark Mark Barry is the Social Democrats councillor for Greystones Municipal District on Wicklow County Council including, Kilcoole, Delgany, and Newcastle. I have lived in Charlesland for 19 years with my family. I am currently Vice Chairperson of Eire Og Greystones and 7-years as a board member of GCNS, I continue work to expand […]

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Peter Melrose

Meet Peter I’m Peter Melrose, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Maynooth. As a primary school teacher, I am passionate about investment in our education system, including adequate provision of staff and resources in our schools, and local issues such as places for our children on school buses. I am a dedicated trade unionist, […]

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Dave Quinn

Meet Dave Dave Quinn is the Social Democrats councillor for Dún Laoghaire on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. The Social Democrats stand for change – a change to the unfair and unequal county that we live in. I believe in having an ambition to deliver a better society for those who for whatever reason do not […]

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Clare Claffey

Meet Clare Clare Claffey is the Social Democrats councillor for Birr on Offaly County Council. Clare is passionate about family, community and equality. Clare through her work at local and national level with Friends of Breastfeeding has co-ordinated the provision of peer to peer support services for mothers and has advocated for gender equality in […]

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Chris Pender

Meet Chris Chris Pender is the Social Democrats councillor for Newbridge on Kildare County Council. Born in Dublin and Newbridge-bound since my teens, my education at St Conleths and NUI Maynooth fuelled my passion for community. My involvement has ranged from volunteering at Newbridge Family Resource Centre to leading KLGBT. As a director of the […]

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Cat O’Driscoll

Meet Cat Cat O’Driscoll is the Social Democrats councillor for Cabra-Glasnevin on Dublin City Council. A native of Cork City, Cat became politically active in the student movement while studying in UCC. In 2011/2012 she was elected VP Education in UCC Students’ Union and went on to serve two terms as the VP for Academic […]

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Bill Clear

Meet Bill Bill Clear is the Social Democrats councillor for Naas on Kildare County Council. Bill is vice chair of Naas Tidy Towns and is married with three children. Bill has lived in Naas for 20 years and is chair of the Naas Greenway project which is a cycle and walking network that connects all […]

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Elisa O’Donovan

Meet Elisa Elisa O’Donovan is the Social Democrats councillor for Limerick City West on Limerick City and County Council. Elisa lives on O’Connell Avenue and works in the HSE as a Speech and Language Therapist. She has proudly represented the people of Limerick City west since 2019 and is passionate about making Limerick a better […]

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Patricia Roe

Meet Patricia Patricia Roe is the Social Democrats councillor for Artane-Whitehall on Dublin City Council. Patricia has lived in the Whitehall/Santry area all her life and reared her family in the local area. Over the past 25 years Patricia has been involved in local residents and community organisations and has served on the boards of […]

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Nuala Killeen

Meet Nuala Nuala Kileen is the Social Democrats councillor for Leixlip on Kildare County Council. A passionate and experienced political representative, Nuala has a wealth of experience in dealing with community issues. Nuala has managed the constituency office of Catherine Murphy TD in Leixlip village since 2012, and since her own election to Kildare County […]

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