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Meet Gary

Gary Gannon is a TD for Dublin Central.

Throughout his career in politics, which includes six years as a Dublin City Councillor representing the North Inner City and a candidacy for the European Parliament, Gary has focused on pursuing equality of opportunity in education, the provision of adequate services for those in need, and the rejuvenation of our capital city.

Gary has actively campaigned for a cross-departmental task force to look at the issues Dublin faces, from crime and safety to culture and the arts.

He has also been a long-time advocate for ending Israel’s imposition of an apartheid state on Palestinians and their land.

Above all else, Gary believes in civic contribution; only through participation can real progress be truly achieved.

I believe politics is about increasing the minimums a person should expect from living in a republic, be that in education, health or quality of life.

Gary’s Priorities

  • Achieve the Minimal Essential Standard of Living (MESL) for all by providing services and supports which ensure everyone can live a life with dignity.
  • Improve the quality of education delivered at primary and secondary level.
  • Broaden access to 3rd and 4th level institutions.
  • Treat addiction with health-based solutions, as opposed to criminalising those trapped in its throes.
  • Reduce crime through a form of municipal policing which focuses on community interaction and partnerships.
  • Create greater cultural infrastructure, including spaces for performance, visual arts and third places for social cohesion and expression.
  • Prevent Ireland from entering or sustaining non-ethical trade agreements with any state which violates human rights agreements, are complicit in illegally occupying land, or imposes apartheid upon another people.

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Dáil Éireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

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Budget 2024 fails to make education genuinely free

Budget 2024 missed an opportunity to make primary and secondary school education in Ireland genuinely free, according to Social Democrats TD Gary Gannon. Deputy Gannon, who is the party’s education spokesperson, said: “Although the provision of free schoolbooks up to Junior Certificate level is welcome, it is baffling that the Government chose to take a […]

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Government must facilitate Dáil statements on escalating violence in Israel and Gaza

Social Democrats Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Gary Gannon has today (Monday, October 9) written to the Ceann Comhairle and the Oireachtas Business Committee requesting time be set aside in the Dáil this week to discuss the escalating violence in Israel and Gaza. Deputy Gannon said: “The Government must facilitate statements in the Dáil this week on […]

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Reliance on garda overtime has left Dublin city centre exposed

Planned action by gardaí highlights the fragility of Minister for Justice’s temporary policing plan for the capital The impending withdrawal of voluntary overtime by gardaí next month underscores the fragility and inadequacy of the Minister for Justice’s policing plan for Dublin city centre, according to Social Democrats TD Gary Gannon. Deputy Gannon, who represents Dublin […]

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