General Election Candidate for Dublin Central

Gary is a Dublin City Councillor for Cabra-Glasnevin. Gary is an activist, an organiser, an educator, an advocate for diverse communities throughout Dublin who believes that change is possible. He is party Spokesperson on Education Equality and Access.

Gary graduated from Trinity College in 2012 with an Honours degree in History & Political Science and remains a proud and committed Ambassador for the Trinity Access Programme.

Gary was elected in 2014 to represent the people of Dublin’s North Inner City at Dublin City Council. Prior to becoming a councillor, Gary worked as a Career Guidance Advocate for Early School Leavers in the North Inner City, and briefly trained to be a plumber.

Gary is a fundamental believer in educational equality and continues to be a committed campaigner for educational access regardless of a person’s socio-economic background.

Born in Dublin’s north inner city, Gary is a member of Dublin City Council’s Economic and Enterprise Development, Housing and Arts and Culture SPC’s.

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“Dublin needs is a voice who represents us in Europe. It is Dublin’s Time to Lead. Our journey from Dublin’s Docklands to the heart of Europe starts now.”

“Dublin needs is a voice who represents us in Europe. It is Dublin’s Time to Lead. Our journey from Dublin’s Docklands to the heart of Europe starts now.”

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Picnics, carousals, acrobats and people peddling around on Uni-cycles.. ☺️💜 A lovely atmosphere on College Green today. Well done @DubCityCouncil . ... See MoreSee Less

Picnics, carousals, acrobats and people peddling around on Uni-cycles.. ☺️💜 A lovely atmosphere on College Green today. Well done @DubCityCouncil .

‪A Health led approach for 1st time offences.. 2nd time it’s a caution & after that, you’re a criminal again. ‬

‪Two years this consultation took.. Its a hell of a lot of effort to ensure middle class people who dabble in some recreational drug use don’t risk a conviction. ‬
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‪A Health led approach for 1st time offences.. 2nd time it’s a caution & after that, you’re a criminal again. ‬‪Two years this consultation took.. Its a hell of a lot of effort to ensure middle class people who dabble in some recreational drug use don’t risk a conviction. ‬

I was on the radio earlier discussing Prisons and how they’re targeted at our poorest communities. Have a listen. 💜 www.todayfm.com/podcasts/the-last-word-with-matt-cooper/behind-bars-kind-people-going-prison ... See MoreSee Less

I was on the radio earlier discussing Prisons and how they’re targeted at our poorest communities. Have a listen. 💜 https://www.todayfm.com/podcasts/the-last-word-with-matt-cooper/behind-bars-kind-people-going-prison

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Gary been same for years the more we get communities to have control from a young age of children boys and girls who are slipping through our hands in the school environment, who go undiagnosed with mental health issues, who are seen as " trouble" when in fact they are trying to hide being unable to read or write, who are hungry coming to school, who "bully" other children, or who are the "bullied", prisons will reflect those "left behind", and those children can be nurtured by those who know them best their own before they "decide" to throw in the towel and take the wrong turn. All children need love whenever I watch documentaries about jail all I see is the child inside those young men and women wanting to be loved, wanting to be noticed. Another thing I hate is when on our television a young man is killed in " gangland crimes" it's as if they can't wait to say "he was known to the guards" I immediately think of the family here, the authorities are only short of saying ah it doesn't matter it was his own fault, I do be roaring at the telly and thinking, good jaysus imagine that young fella was a little innocent baby, he came into the world like us all, it really kills me. Sorry for getin on me shoe box!

Disappointing but somewhat unsurprising news that there is to be a delay in the full development of the Parnell St Cultural Quarter. This was an integral development to revitalising the North Side of the City. Time for this project to be fully taken in house by Dublin City Council.

Paschal Donohue needs to follow through with Capital funding. Having a functioning library in our Capital City shouldn’t be dependent on philanthropic funding. This is a bad outcome for the city and some leadership needs to be shown here.
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Disappointing but somewhat unsurprising news that there is to be a delay in the full development of the Parnell St Cultural Quarter. This was an integral development to revitalising the North Side of the City. Time for this project to be fully taken in house by Dublin City Council.Paschal Donohue needs to follow through with Capital funding. Having a functioning library in our Capital City shouldn’t be dependent on philanthropic funding. This is a bad outcome for the city and some leadership needs to be shown here.

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This is a terrible time for cultural spaces in Dublin City, with this, the loss of the Christmas Flea Market, the failure of the Iveagh Markets/Fruit and Veg markets to progress, Oktoberfest backing out of Dublin due to high insurance costs, etc. Meanwhile another massive Wetherspoons nearing completion on Camden Street, Leon muscling in on vacant properties, and so on. DCC councillors need to protect all the various types of culture we have in this city (not just the high minded ones!).

If ever there was a road in need of a pedestrian crossing, it’s this one at the Cabra Roundabout. I’ve spent some time pestering the council on this one, so absolutely delighted to see it finally installed today. #SmallVictories 💜 #Cabra ... See MoreSee Less

If ever there was a road in need of a pedestrian crossing, it’s this one at the Cabra Roundabout. I’ve spent some time pestering the council on this one, so absolutely delighted to see it finally installed today. #SmallVictories 💜 #Cabra

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At last... great job! A member of our house was knocked over crossing here before and the driver kept going. So relieved as I’ve two kids living on Nephin Road. Thanks Gary Gannon

Seen it being done today. 👍

Much needed - that crossing is so dangerous and used daily by loads of school goers

Finally..

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