Karen Hinkson-Deeney

Meet Karen I’m Karen Hinkson-Deeney, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Pembroke. I am a mother of three and myself and my husband are raising our family here in Donnybrook. I am also a student, having returned to education to study law at University College Dublin. I have been involved in the local community through everything from […]

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Richard Terry

Meet Richard I’m Richard Terry, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Carrigaline. I live in Passage West where I’m taking a year out from teaching to be a stay-at-home dad to my young daughter. I have 13 years experience in secondary education. As a teacher, teaching Maths, History and Applied Maths; as a member […]

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Saoirse Mackin

Meet Saoirse I’m Saoirse Mackin, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Cork City North West. I live in Blackpool, currently work as a Community Engagement Officer and also study part-time in UCC. As a 25 year old student, I have felt the full weight of the housing crisis including the need to introduce social […]

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Chris Heinhold

Meet Chris Chris Heinhold is the Social Democrats councillor for Bantry on Cork County Council having recently replaced the excellent Ross O’Connell. Chris and his partner made the move from Cork city back to his partner’s hometown of Bantry 5 years ago, when their eldest son was 6 months old. They now have two small […]

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Donnah Vuma

Meet Donnah I’m Donnah Vuma, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Limerick City East. A decade ago I arrived in Limerick as a migrant, seeking a home and today I am proud to calls this vibrant and diverse community home. Living in Annacotty, I’ve experienced the warmth and support of this community, and I’m […]

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Ellen O’Doherty

Meet Ellen I’m Ellen O’Doherty, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Dublin North Inner City. Originally from Kerry, I have lived in Dublin for 10 years, and have made my home in the North Inner City since 2018. In that time I have experienced the very best that the vibrant communities here have to […]

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Paddy Monahan

Meet Paddy I’m Paddy Monahan, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Donaghmede, which includes the Raheny area. I am a dad, a teacher and a lawyer and have lived in the area for my entire life. My introduction to politics came when I started campaigning as a parent on education issues some years ago. […]

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Patrick Balfe

Meet Pat I’m Pat Balfe, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Kildare. I live in Monasterevin with my wife and daughter. I am running in the 2024 Local Elections as a strong, passionate and active voice for the communities I represent. I have significant experience supporting young people and families through my 15 years […]

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Lesley Byrne

Meet Lesley I’m Lesley Byrne, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Killiney-Shankill. I’m a secondary school principal and am passionate about education and equality. I have spent 20 years of my career listening, learning and responding to the real needs of families. I joined the Social Democrats because I believe that everyone deserves a […]

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Shane Hickey-O’Mara

Meet Shane I’m Shane Hickey-O’Mara, the Social Democrats Local Election Candidate for Limerick City North. I’m a Caherdavin man, born and bred, and have lived and worked in Limerick my whole life. Since graduating from Mary Immaculate College in 2015, I have been working in the Arts as a theatre director and youth arts facilitator. […]

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