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Carly lives in Greenhills with her husband and two young children.

They lost their family home to a vulture fund in 2013 as a result of the recession, which led Carly to return to education to study law and political science at Trinity College, having completed the Trinity Access Programme there. Her lived experience and activism is what brought Carly into politics.

Carly has campaigned for many years on the ongoing housing crisis, children’s disability services, funding for IVF, access to education as well as issues around poverty, community building and inequality.

Carly was the SocDems national coordinator for the Repeal the 8th campaign. She is passionate about creating a fair society and providing good quality public services.

“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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3 days ago

Cllr Carly Bailey

The latest Central Bank report related to the tracker scandal is damning.
-Over 40,000 customers affected. Almost half were not reported by the banks.
-Over €683m has been paid out to date in redress/compensation, much of that funded by taxpayers given that the state has majority shares in many of the banks involved. The average payout for those who literally lost everything, was just €194k.
-99 family homes were repossessed as a direct consequence. 216 buy to let homes too.
-It took until late 2015 for the Central Bank to properly investigate the matter. Problems were reported from 2008.
-Let’s not forget the bank bailout has cost us 64 billion euro so far.

We now have to listen to former Fine Gael politician Brian Hayes, who has recently been appointed a spokesperson for the Banking Industry tell us that ‘bank bashers’ are wrong to criticize bank practices and culture. After everything that we now know? You could not make this up.

My heart goes out to every person and family whose lives have been dreadfully impacted and in many cases devastated by these banks. We need a regulator with real teeth and consequences that actually hurt if we are ever to change banking culture and practices in this country. We need politicians who put people first ahead of the banks.

www.irishtimes.com/business/financial-services/no-guarantee-irish-banks-have-learned-lessons-from...
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The latest Central Bank report related to the tracker scandal is damning. 
-Over 40,000 customers affected. Almost half were not reported by the banks. 
-Over €683m has been paid out to date in redress/compensation, much of that funded by taxpayers given that the state has majority shares in many of the banks involved. The average payout for those who literally lost everything, was just €194k. 
-99 family homes were repossessed as a direct consequence. 216 buy to let homes too.
-It took until late 2015 for the Central Bank to properly investigate the matter. Problems were reported from 2008.
-Let’s not forget the bank bailout has cost us 64 billion euro so far. 

We now have to listen to former Fine Gael politician Brian Hayes, who has recently been appointed a spokesperson for the Banking Industry tell us that ‘bank bashers’ are wrong to criticize bank practices and culture. After everything that we now know? You could not make this up. 

My heart goes out to every person and family whose lives have been dreadfully impacted and in many cases devastated by these banks. We need a regulator with real teeth and consequences that actually hurt if we are ever to change banking culture and practices in this country. We need politicians who put people first ahead of the banks. 

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/financial-services/no-guarantee-irish-banks-have-learned-lessons-from-tracker-scandal-1.3958544?mode=amp

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As a qualified Chartered banker, who has worked in Dublin I would make gender equality and diversity the number 1 target in order to change the culture, especially in the boardroom. I have had people message me privately on Linked for me commently on posts that featured only men. The rubbish that 'women don't apply' just doesn't stand. All Women in financial services have their CV's on LinkedIn. And childcare? Just pay them the same and they will be able to afford childcare

4 days ago

Cllr Carly Bailey

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7 days ago

Cllr Carly Bailey

Our branch is meeting this Monday the 15th July at 7.30pm beside the Tallaght library in Rua Red. If you’re interested in finding out more about us or thinking of getting involved, please feel free to come along or drop me a pm for more info 💜 ... See MoreSee Less

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