Candidate for Dublin South-West

Carly was the SocDems national coordinator for the Repeal the 8th campaign and is passionate about creating a fair society and providing good quality public services. Carly spends her time campaigning for gender equality, disability rights, housing and education

Carly grew up in Cavan and has lived in Dublin for most of her adult life. Carly and her husband, who is from Perrystown in Dublin, moved to Firhouse with their two young children four years ago.

 

They sadly lost their family home to a vulture fund as a result of the recession, which led to Carly returning to education to study law and political science at Trinity College, having completed the Trinity Access Programme there.

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“I believe in a fair society, good quality public services, choice of schools, affordable housing and I want to see an end to harmful austerity measures that have hurt so many of us.”

I believe in a fair society, good quality public services, choice of schools, affordable housing and I want to see an end to harmful austerity measures that have hurt so many of us.

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1 day ago

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“We live here and we are holding our breath again because we know that chance and hope come in forms like steam and smoke.”

I have lived in Dublin SW for a long time now but I grew up in a small border town during the troubles. We lived during a time of a hard border with British army checkpoints, guns, customs points, smuggling, violence and fear. In 1998, everything changed utterly.

Being part of the EU led to huge change and development across the island. While things weren’t perfect, we received funding to repair and build new roads between the north and south and set up peace building initiatives such as cross-community projects. And so much more.

Being part of the EU means that businesses on either side can trade freely with one another. People are free to cross the border and to choose where to live and work or study.

And then came Brexit.

Brexit affects everyone across the island. We as an island, a country and as a people have so much to lose. The unknown is frightening.

The decision makers and negotiators on all sides have a duty to understand just what it was like to live here before the GFA came into effect.

This piece is very powerful and deserves a watch today.

twitter.com/financialtimes/status/1043024527100452864?s=21

Financial Times on Twitter
“‘Jacob Rees-Mogg you're right. You don't need to visit the border... you need to have lived here.’ Belfast-born actor Stephen Rea explores the real impact of Brexit and the uncertainty of the future of the Irish border in a short film written by Clare Dwyer Hogg. t.co/y5fajE3dbz
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Brilliant film, couldn't help but get a lump in my throat

3 days ago

Carly Bailey

Loving some of the initiatives coming from our local library this year. Excellent movie choice too 😊Tallaght Library is starting a new Junior Movie Club. We will show a children's movie 1 Saturday every month at 1.00pm. The movie for September is "How to Train Your Dragon 2" on Saturday 22nd September at 1.00pm. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. ... See MoreSee Less

Loving some of the initiatives coming from our local library this year. Excellent movie choice too 😊

 

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My two had great craic at the pirate art and crafts there today. Love our library👍

4 days ago

Carly Bailey

Fundraiser for our election campaign in the Laughter Lounge. Guaranteed a great night out!

Please get in touch if you would like to help support us 😊
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6 days ago

Carly Bailey

‪Huge thanks to all our team this week. A big effort was put in to get a lot of ground covered quickly & we had enough volunteers to get out over four times this week, including today.

If anyone would like to help out, please do get in touch 😊💜

#SocDems #LockedOutGeneration ‬
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‪Huge thanks to all our team this week. A big effort was put in to get a lot of ground covered quickly & we had enough volunteers to get out over four times this week, including today. 

If anyone would like to help out, please do get in touch 😊💜 

#SocDems #LockedOutGeneration ‬

 

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Carly good on you - and. the team ye’re on a roll . In the States checking out the mid term election mood ! Just out from a store - guy serving spent a year in Trinity - told me to tell the ‘folk in Ireland that ‘we hate Trump’.

The #housingcrisis had a devastating impact on my family & so many others. For the longest time, housing wasn’t discussed. That changed with the occupation of Apollo House. Today it’s #TakeBackTheCity & Oct 3rd #RaiseTheRoof. It’s finally an election issue. I feel hope again.

I support #TakeBackTheCity. I believe in the midst of an extreme housing shortage, there are way too many vacant properties in #DublinSW & across our cities. Gov are not funding LAs adequately to deal with this part of the #HousingCrisis. Staff needed in order to CPO properties.

I support #TakeBackTheCity. I believe in the midst of an extreme housing shortage, there are way too many vacant properties in #DublinSW & across our cities. Gov are not funding LAs adequately to deal with this part of the #HousingCrisis. Staff needed in order to CPO properties.

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