Political Director and general election 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.

“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 weeks ago

Anne-Marie McNally

****HUGE NEWS****

Well the day has come for people to have their say on dog breed-specific restrictions in Ireland, and what should replace it. This is open to international people also, so anyone can make a submission. You all have until the 6th of September to get this done but best to get yours submitted soon. It is really important for individuals, as well as businesses, welfare groups, vet practices, rescues, dog trainers, education centres, therapy dog groups, assistance dog groups, guide dogs etc., to all make submissions. This will be the only chance we will all ever have to be able to have a say on this, so its now or never. It is important to read the document link which is below this text carefully. This will tell you how to make your (or your business or groups) submission, and what all the questions are. It is a balanced call for the public’s thoughts on this in my opinion. They want all of your thoughts on it.

For anyone interested, I believe there shouldn’t be any list of breeds restricted at all, but there should be laws in place that will allow the placing of restrictions on certain dogs and owners. As we know, this is the only way to catch irresponsible owners early and address incorrect behaviour before it escalates. If they follow their restrictions without incident for a few years (muzzling, leash, dog training etc), the restrictions can be removed. In my opinion we must make it clear that irresponsible owners need to be educated on correct responsibilities with their dogs. This will unify dog owners who are responsible regardless of what they think their dogs breed is, and will make the targeting of irresponsible dog owners easier to identify.

Link to submission information: assets.gov.ie/10899/dcfd2255c7704d6e98d9483dbbed043b.pdf
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3 weeks ago

Anne-Marie McNally

In the wake of last night’s horrific RTÈ Investigates programme into the treatment of Greyhounds within the greyhound industry I’ll be on 98fm at 10:05am with Jeremy Dixon talking about the joys of being the parent of a rescued greyhound!

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I’ve just listened to the interview. Can you explain to me why you think it’s only a minority of trainers/owners who abuse their dogs? They all race them - and the dangers of racing at tracks is very very real. Dogs are put down at the track by a vet for very treatable injuries. Why anyone would purposefully put their dog in danger for entertainment is just sadistic in the extreme. Secondly, the IGB have finally published statistics regarding how many greyhounds are killed every year. 5,997 they say are killed every year - can you imagine what the real number is? Now bear in mind they claim 16,000 are bred a year - so that’s 6,000 out of 16,000 that are killed - that’s a bit more than a minority of trainers/owners. I would say it’s a minority that are ‘good’ and are they really ? They all know what is going on - one only needs to look up so greyhound racing forums to see how they talk about dogs - viewed just as a commodity. Why aren’t all the so called ‘good’ owners and trainers reporting the bad ones? Because it’s industry practice and has been for a long time. Not everyone has had the wool pulled over their eyes by the political class, many of whom have direct vested interest in the cruel greyhound industry.

4 weeks ago

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Become more physically active this summer with our Free Park Fitness and Yoga classes in Corkagh Park ... See MoreSee Less

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WIN TICKETS to see @DubGAAOfficial take on Roscommon in the All-Ireland Senior Championship Super 8s this Saturday. Simply RT & tag who you’re taking with you for a chance to win!

T&C’s - https://t.co/Vff0CcPVfG

I am advertising a 4 year #PhD scholarship @LawGovDCU starting Sept 2019 for an @EPAIreland project on local government & #climate #policy in #Ireland. Stipend of €16k plus EU fees.

Deadline 2 August. Interviews week commencing 12 August. Full details: https://t.co/rVrHfSqsqy

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