Political Director and candidate for Dublin Mid-West

Anne-Marie McNally is the party Spokesperson on Consumer Affairs and is a former community journalist and community development worker in Dublin.

Having obtained her primary degree in Accounting and Human Resources in 2002, Anne-Marie returned to Dublin City University in 2011 to undertake a Master’s degree in Political Communication where she obtained first class honours.

With over 15 years’ experience in political and public affairs, Anne-Marie helped found the SocDems because she believes they have the ambition, political will and policies to deliver a better, fairer Ireland.

Currently, Anne-Marie works in the Dáil team of Catherine Murphy where she plays a pivotal role in strategy, research and communications.

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“I’m involved in politics because I truly believe that when the right people are involved and are motivated for the right reasons then politics truly can make a difference in the quality of people’s lives”

“I’m involved in politics because I truly believe that when the right people are involved and are motivated for the right reasons then politics truly can make a difference in the quality of people’s lives”

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2 days ago

Anne-Marie McNally

We are now seeing the emergence of a grass roots campaign over the housing crisis, large numbers of people are increasingly saying "enough is enough", the lockedout generation now face the prospect of never having independent housing @RoisinShortall

#raisetheroof #TakeBackTheCity #socdems
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3 days ago

Anne-Marie McNally

This morning.
Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
The launch of a cross-party private members’ motion on the housing and homeless crisis supported by Sinn Féin, People Before Profit, Solidarity, The Social Democrats, The Green Party, Labour, Independents for Change and Independent members of the Oireachtas.
An ICTU-led ‘Raise the Roof: Homes for All’ rally” will take place outside the Dáil on October 3 at 12.30pm coinciding with a debate on the motion in the Dáil. www.broadsheet.ie/2018/09/19/all-rise-6/
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This morning.
Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
The launch of a cross-party private members’ motion on the housing and homeless crisis supported by Sinn Féin, People Before Profit, Solidarity, The Social Democrats, The Green Party, Labour, Independents for Change and Independent members of the Oireachtas.
An ICTU-led ‘Raise the Roof: Homes for All’ rally” will take place outside the Dáil on October 3 at 12.30pm coinciding with a debate  on the motion in the Dáil. https://www.broadsheet.ie/2018/09/19/all-rise-6/

3 days ago

Anne-Marie McNally

On Tuesday morning, I listened to Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan tell RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland that he was opposing Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan’s proposal to make it illegal to film Gardaí on duty.

I was pleased to hear him oppose such a regressive proposal but then he immediately followed it up by saying:

‘We don’t need to change how policing happens in Ireland.’

He went on to speak about how Irish people like the openness and transparency of how An Garda Siochana operate.

My initial open mouth shock at that statement was matched only by the irony that he would say it on the same day that the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland was due to publish its report; a report which was commissioned precisely for the reason that policing in Ireland needs to fundamentally change!

www.broadsheet.ie/2018/09/19/anne-marie-mcnally-forcing-change/
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On Tuesday morning, I listened to Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan tell RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland that he was opposing Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan’s proposal to make it illegal to film Gardaí on duty.

I was pleased to hear him oppose such a regressive proposal but then he immediately followed it up by saying:

‘We don’t need to change how policing happens in Ireland.’

He went on to speak about how Irish people like the openness and transparency of how An Garda Siochana operate.

My initial open mouth shock at that statement was matched only by the irony that he would say it on the same day that the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland was due to publish its report; a report which was commissioned precisely for the reason that policing in Ireland needs to fundamentally change! 

https://www.broadsheet.ie/2018/09/19/anne-marie-mcnally-forcing-change/

4 days ago

Anne-Marie McNally

The Social Democrats have said they support the occupation movement and that a two-year nationwide freeze on rents is also needed to help ease the housing crisis.

Speaking in Leinster House, party co-founder Roisin Shortall said large firms were still hiking up rents, making them unaffordable for tenants.

To counter this and amid the housing emergency, the Dublin North West TD has called for a total freeze on rent increases to stem the flow of low and middle-income earners into homelessness.

“We are now in a position wherein the Dublin region people are paying in the region of 50% of their take-home pay for rent. That is entirely unsustainable. www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/social-democrats-support-occupation-movement-and-call-...
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The Social Democrats have said they support the occupation movement and that a two-year nationwide freeze on rents is also needed to help ease the housing crisis.

Speaking in Leinster House, party co-founder Roisin Shortall said large firms were still hiking up rents, making them unaffordable for tenants.

To counter this and amid the housing emergency, the Dublin North West TD has called for a total freeze on rent increases to stem the flow of low and middle-income earners into homelessness.

“We are now in a position wherein the Dublin region people are paying in the region of 50% of their take-home pay for rent. That is entirely unsustainable. https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/social-democrats-support-occupation-movement-and-call-for-nationwide-freeze-on-rents-869794.html

1 week ago

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“What planet Minister Eoghan Murphy lives on if he believes that €320,000 constitutes an affordable home” asks Anne-Marie McNally

The Government has been accused of “insulting” working families by stating that “affordable” homes provided by the Land Development Agency (LDA) will cost as much as €320,000. Initially, the LDA will deliver 3,000 homes on eight sites identified across the country. However, the Government believes it could deliver as many as 150,000 homes over the next 20 years.

The sites are set to be made up of 30% affordable homes, 10% social housing and the rest would be private ownership.

Pressed about how much an affordable home would cost, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said the target was that properties could be bought for €320,000 in Dublin and €250,000 outside the capital. #RaiseTheRoof #TakeBackTheCity #not1home #socdems

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A couple with a 10% deposit would need need to average an income of €41k each to afford these "affordable" homes. Which is above the average industrial salary. Madness.

New houses up in citywest priced at 300k for first phase, 2nd phase with the exact same houses are 320k so the houses have gone up 20k in space of a few months, joke

An absolute joke why are these idiots not in the real world

The political system in this country is broken all the politicians care abut is getting on gravy train once your in high Salery employ you relatives and dock up pension miles

Right... last ditch effort here. I’ve searched Dublin high & low for last week looking for afoot of @ELLEmagazine with the @riverisland voucher in. I can’t justify buying the boots I need knowing there’s a 25% discount voucher floating around. Anyone got it? See it? Help?!

Delighted to make it to #TakeBackTheCity @TBTCDublin demo today. #enoughisenough #october3rd @SocdemsDMW @SocDems

Right... last ditch effort here. I’ve searched Dublin high & low for last week looking for afoot of @ELLEmagazine with the @riverisland voucher in. I can’t justify buying the boots I need knowing there’s a 25% discount voucher floating around. Anyone got it? See it? Help?!

Delighted to make it to #TakeBackTheCity @TBTCDublin demo today. #enoughisenough #october3rd @SocdemsDMW @SocDems

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