Local Election Candidate for Rathfarnam-Templeogue

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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2 days ago

Carly Bailey

I’ve taken pics of some of the fabulous colour in the gardens we’ve visited in our lovely bit of Dublin over the last while. For me there is beauty and pain in this.

The colour, the smells, the symbol of summer and the outdoors and the wonder that is nature, it’s just gorgeous. A garden full of blooms is something to be proud of. Indeed I too once had my own garden.

I began to love to grow and nurture all kinds of flowers and vegetables. I weeded, I pruned, I dug and I watered. But then we had to go. I lost them the minute we were given the eviction notice. And since then I can’t bear to do it again. But I still take time to admire everyone else’s efforts.

For me a home is so much more than just a roof over your head. For most, home is a place of sanctuary, safety. It’s where you can be exactly who you are. It’s the base from which you plan-where your kids will go to school, where you might work or study. It’s where your community is, your neighbours, maybe your family too.

For too many of us, a garden is out of the question. What’s the point if even we can no longer put down roots? Our bees and our climate need our gardens to flourish. Our environment and biodiversity is suffering.

Community is also at risk. Too many say they don’t know the people who live more than 4 doors away from them. I know from talking to you, that we agree this is extremely sad. However, it’s something we can change together.

Whatever happens today, secure, affordable housing and sustainable, connected communities are two issues I will fight for with absolutely everything I’ve got.

I think I could make a good start on this on the council. It would be a great honour to be trusted to try. So if you want me to fight for this, to fight for us, give me your No. 1 vote today. Let’s do this together.

#CommunityMatters #Le19 #SustainableCommunities
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I’ve taken pics of some of the fabulous colour in the gardens we’ve visited in our lovely bit of Dublin over the last while. For me there is beauty and pain in this. 

The colour, the smells, the symbol of summer and the outdoors and the wonder that is nature, it’s just gorgeous. A garden full of blooms is something to be proud of. Indeed I too once had my own garden. 

I began to love to grow and nurture all kinds of flowers and vegetables. I weeded, I pruned, I dug and I watered. But then we had to go. I lost them the minute we were given the eviction notice. And since then I can’t bear to do it again. But I still take time to admire everyone else’s efforts.

For me a home is so much more than just a roof over your head. For most, home is a place of sanctuary, safety. It’s where you can be exactly who you are. It’s the base from which you plan-where your kids will go to school, where you might work or study. It’s where your community is, your neighbours, maybe your family too. 

For too many of us, a garden is out of the question. What’s the point if even we can no longer put down roots? Our bees and our climate need our gardens to flourish. Our environment and biodiversity is suffering. 

Community is also at risk. Too many say they don’t know the people who live more than 4 doors away from them. I know from talking to you, that we agree this is extremely sad. However,  it’s something we can change together. 

Whatever happens today, secure, affordable housing and sustainable, connected communities are two issues I will fight for with absolutely everything I’ve got. 

I think I could make a good start on this on the council. It would be a great honour to be trusted to try. So if you want me to fight for this, to fight for us, give me your No. 1 vote today. Let’s do this together.

#CommunityMatters #Le19 #SustainableCommunities

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Good luck! Bringing my little girl up with me now to vote for you, she knows your poster! I told her you were my favourite as you are a good and kind person who will look after our area well. Thanks for running

Best of luck , Carly ! Ur amazing !

💜💜💜

3 days ago

Carly Bailey

And that’s a wrap! What a bunch of absolute legends out on our last night. Great support and I couldn’t be more grateful.

It’s up to you now. It would be a great privilege to represent the communities that come under the Rathfarnham-Templeogue area-From Park West and the Nangor Rd, Dublin 12, Templeogue through to the edge of Marlay Park and Rathfarnham village.

Whatever happens, I’m incredibly proud of our campaign and our hard work and I have zero regrets in putting myself forward.

Best of luck to all the left, progressive candidates out there this evening.

#le19 #rathfarnhamtempleogue #communitymatters #teambailey #progressivepolitics
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And that’s a wrap! What a bunch of absolute legends out on our last night. Great support and I couldn’t be more grateful. 

It’s up to you now. It would be a great privilege to represent the communities that come under the Rathfarnham-Templeogue area-From Park West and the Nangor Rd, Dublin 12, Templeogue through to the edge of Marlay Park and Rathfarnham village. 

Whatever happens, I’m incredibly proud of our campaign and our hard work and I have zero regrets in putting myself forward. 

Best of luck to all the left, progressive candidates out there this evening. 

#le19 #rathfarnhamtempleogue #communitymatters #teambailey #progressivepolitics

Comment on Facebook

Best of luck Carly🤞

Best of luck Carly x

I wish you the best of luck.🙏🏻🙏🏻

I hope the people of Dublin 12 come out and support you Carly. We need a strong voice on the council to make sure the residents of Greenhills are represented! Best wishes to you tomorrow. 👍

Best wishes 👍🏽🗳

Best of luck Carly ! X

Best of luck tomorrow Carly 🍀🤞

Good luck for tomorrow

Best of luck hope you are voted in i think you should be

Good luck!

Crossing everything for you, we need more women like you in politics! 💙

You have my vote all the best for tomorrow

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3 days ago

Carly Bailey

Tomorrow we get to decide who represents us on our local council. I put myself forward to offer something different, a change from the same old same old.

If you believe we have to do much more to solve the housing crisis, vote for me. If you believe we have to do all we can to protect our beautiful planet, vote for me. If you believe that all members of our community should be valued and that our environment must be more accessible, vote for me. If you believe that evidence based policy matters, vote for me. If you believe in the power of community, vote for me.

My team and I have knocked on thousands and thousands of doors in our wonderful community. We have met some amazing people along the way who share my passion and vision. Please come out to vote for me tomorrow and let your friends and family know too!
We’re not all the same. If you want change, vote for it 💕

#Greenhills #Perrystown #ManorEstate #Limekiln #Greenpark #Walkinstown #Templeogue #Ballyroan #Rathfarnham #Ballyboden #Ballyroan #Kimmage #le19
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Good luck tomorrow

3 days ago

Carly Bailey

I’m voting YES in the divorce referendum tomorrow. Relationship breakdown is never easy. The idea that two people cannot begin divorce proceedings until they have lived apart for four years is paternalistic and outdated and we need to move on.

Foreign divorce should be recognised here also to allow people to remarry if they choose to. Take a look at why the Children’s Rights Alliance are in favour and consider voting Yes on the 24th.
#divorcereferendum #le19 #ee19 #ep19
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I’m voting YES in the divorce referendum tomorrow. Relationship breakdown is never easy. The idea that two people cannot begin divorce proceedings until they have lived apart for four years is paternalistic and outdated and we need to move on. 

Foreign divorce should be recognised here also to allow people to remarry if they choose to. Take a look at why the Children’s Rights Alliance are in favour and consider voting Yes on the 24th. 
#divorcereferendum  #le19 #ee19 #ep19

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Been through two times I know

4 days ago

Carly Bailey

*Edit-he’s been found safe-
Hey everyone Ciarán Mitchell, 8 from Cherryfield is missing. Please keep an eye out and get in touch with the Gardaí if you have seen him. Please share.
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*Edit-he’s been found safe-
Hey everyone Ciarán Mitchell, 8 from Cherryfield is missing. Please keep an eye out and get in touch with the Gardaí if you have seen him. Please share.

Comment on Facebook

He’s been found safe. Thanks all

Hey Carly, a little girl with special needs went missing a while back and the school used their parents WhatsApp group to contact everyone. It was a great way to get the word out locally and she was found within the hour.

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Spending your birthday in a count centre is not cool but I’m still in the running and whatever happens, I’m very proud of our campaign and forever grateful to everyone who supported me yesterday. #le19 #localelection2019

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