Dublin West - Paul DONNELLY
Paul Donnelly is Sinn Féin’s public representative in Dublin 15 and is currently Chairperson of Sinn Féin in Dublin. He is married to Angela and they have four children. Paul has been living in Clonsilla for over 15years now. He is currently employed as a Project Worker in Dublin 17 with the School Completion Programme in Coolock.
Paul also works in BonnybrookYouthreach, which is a second chance educational centre for young people.
His involvement with Sinn Féin can be traced back many years to election campaigns in the North Inner City where he was born.
Paul joined Sinn Féin in Blanchardstown in 1995. He became the party’s public representative in the area in 1996 and has stood in both local and general elections at various stages. He polled 1,517 first preferences in the 2009 local elections for the Mulhuddart ward.
Paul is extremely active in the community having served as a communityrepresentative in numerous projects. He is currently Chairperson of the Mountview/Blakestown Community Drugs Team. Paul has been involved in this project since its inception in 1996. He was also a founding member of theBlanchardstown Local Drugs Task Force and the Blakestown Mountview YouthInitiative.
Paul is also a community representative in the SaferBlanchardstown Forum, which is a community policing project that tacklescrime and anti social behaviour for significant parts of Clonsilla, Hartstown, Huntstown, Corduff and Mulhuddart.
An ardent Dublin GAA supporter, he is currently involved with St. Peregrines GAA club as a juvenile mentor.
Paul is very much aware of the challenges that the people of Dublin 15 face in the coming years – most notably the deteriorating economic situation, spiralling unemployment, the escalating drugs problem, the disgraceful waste of funds that go in to renting portacabins in local schools whilst millions of euro are sent back to the exchequer by the Department of Education and Science. He has slammed the shameful lack of purpose built youth facilities in the many new communities and the fear of closure of existing community centres.
Paul will work hard to represent the whole community if elected and will fight to ensure that the people’s voices are heard. He is determined to fight for all those who feel that they have been let down by the politics of corruption, greed and self interest.
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