Declan Meenagh

Dublin Central
More about me

Why I got involved in politics

I want to make Dublin a liveable city where you can work, raise a family and grow old. We should have a city that assures affordable housing and a strong public transport system, while providing space to have fun and be creative in an inclusive and sustainable way.

Climate change is going to be a major challenge for us all. The response to climate change must be fair and protect the most vulnerable. I believe we have to ensure a Just Transition to a low-carbon future. Ensuring fair access to quality education is a really important issue for me.

I want to guarantee adequate educational access for all.

My priorities

I believe that disabled people should be included and able to live full and equal lives. Nothing about us without us.

We have all learnt to value our parks during COVID, I want to protect and improve all local parks.

The area has a lot of transport chaos with questions over Metrolink, a lot of DART+ projects and the problems with bus connects. I will fight for public transport we all can use.

Education is really important and I will continue to fight for more choice and better facilities for education in the area.

My background

I am a Cabra representative since April 2013, former Communications and Equality Officer of Labour Youth.

Active member in Maynooth Students Union executive.

The first piece of activism I ever got involved in was when Dublin City Council turned off the audible traffic lights. The blind community in Dublin mobilised and we got the decision reversed. It was a proud moment for me and showed what can be achieved when people work together.

Good public transport is so important to me because I am visually impaired. I know the issues we have with public transport and I want to make the system better so we can all get around the city safely, quickly and in a less stressful way.

Clubs and Committees

  • Member of Friends of the Earth,
  • Amnesty International,
  • Abortion Rights Campaign,
  • Marriage Equality,
  • Order of Malta Ambulance Corps
  • Active member of the Order of Malta Cabra Unit
  • Unsung Hero’s award

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