Candidate for Dublin Central

Gary is the SocDems 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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“I believe that an education system that is equal and provides an opportunity for everyone is the minimum that we should be affording our citizens.”

“I believe that an education system that is equal and provides an opportunity for everyone is the minimum that we should be affording our citizens.”

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Gary joined the SocDems because of the calibre of our two co-leaders and to focus on two of the areas he is most passionate about: education and the arts.

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I can’t believe that we have to say this, but if the people who have chosen to pursue a vocation where they empty our bed-pans, bandage our wounds, and treat others when we’re at our most vulnerable are telling us that they are reliant upon food shelters: are finding it impossible to find a home in which they can afford to rent and are devoid of a quality of life befitting the invaluable service they provide to the people of this country, then we simply must believe them and respond accordingly.

#IStandWithNursesandMidwives because why wouldn’t I? These people stand with us every day and exude a compassion for humanity that is perhaps difficult to understand for those who seem only to value individualism.

Pay our nurses and midwives what they deserve. Start from a basis of trust- listen to our health professionals as closely as you will when one day you are reliant upon them for the care and compassion that they have defined themselves by.

There is no greed here- just decent people telling us that they are struggling and asking that the work they do be valued.

#IStandWithNursesAndMidwives for many reasons, but mostly because I’ve not once in my life seen those people not stand with everyone else 💜
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I can’t believe that we have to say this, but if the people who have chosen to pursue a vocation where they empty our bed-pans, bandage our wounds, and treat others when we’re at our most vulnerable are telling us that they are reliant upon food shelters: are finding it impossible to find a home in which they can afford to rent and are devoid of a quality of life befitting the invaluable service they provide to the people of this country, then we simply must believe them and respond accordingly.#IStandWithNursesandMidwives because why wouldn’t I? These people stand with us every day and exude a compassion for humanity that is perhaps difficult to understand for those who seem only to value individualism.Pay our nurses and midwives what they deserve. Start from a basis of trust- listen to our health professionals as closely as you will when one day you are reliant upon them for the care and compassion that they have defined themselves by.There is no greed here- just decent people telling us that they are struggling and asking that the work they do be valued.#IStandWithNursesAndMidwives for many reasons, but mostly because I’ve not once in my life seen those people not stand with everyone else 💜

 

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I’m in and out of hospital for the last few years and the nurses are the backbone of the whole organization.. They do brilliant work under 3rd world conditions.. something has to change

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‪Too often, our Taoiseach chooses to speak as leader of Fine Gael - rather than as a national leader who should attempt to bridge division. ‬

‪There is a tension existent in Ireland: driven by inequalities and a sense of an unfair system that is punishing people while protecting others, more privileged. I believe this is true and you might hold an alternative view which is ok: but there is the potential for conflict & there are those looking to exploit the genuine hardship experienced by people for self aggrandisement. ‬

‪If Leo Varadkar continues this style of leadership as an appeal only to his base, then he will increase the potential for opposition to manifest outside of the traditional parliamentary structures. ‬

The Taoiseach’s comment to Pearse Doherty was unbecoming of a parliamentary democracy. Mistakes happen ‪And it would be to the benefit of our Republic if the Taoiseach used the Dail chamber to issue an apology to the Sinn Fein deputy and to withdraw the comment. ‬

The next few years will be testing enough without such open hostility in the dail.
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‪Too often, our Taoiseach chooses to speak as leader of Fine Gael - rather than as a national leader who should attempt to bridge division. ‬‪There is a tension existent in Ireland: driven by inequalities and a sense of an unfair system that is punishing people while protecting others, more privileged. I believe this is true and you might hold an alternative view which is ok: but there is the potential for conflict & there are those looking to exploit the genuine hardship experienced by people for self aggrandisement. ‬‪If Leo Varadkar continues this style of leadership as an appeal only to his base, then he will increase the potential for opposition to manifest outside of the traditional parliamentary structures. ‬The Taoiseach’s comment to Pearse Doherty was unbecoming of a parliamentary democracy. Mistakes happen ‪And it would be to the benefit of our Republic if the Taoiseach used the Dail chamber to issue an apology to the Sinn Fein deputy and to withdraw the comment. ‬The next few years will be testing enough without such open hostility in the dail.

 

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This is, by far, the most articulate and measured response I have seen on my timeline. Fair play 💜

Wow Leo varadkar is so childish and nasty in his behaviour, this being just another example, he has yet to learn to conduct himself with even the slightest degree of integrity or maturity instead of resorting to petty insults that he thinks are very clever. The man is so egotistical and is being hoisted by his own petard.

Well said Gary Gannon - in a nutshell!

Well said. Especially after the small bondholders were paid today on the sweat and hardship of ordinary Irish people. Leo should remember he needs the country behind him, not just the banks and big business. The winds of change are blowing .

Don’t have much time for children who look like adults and when faced with facts they revert to childish ways

Amy-Joyce Hastings - this is hopefully our next TD for Dublin Central :)

He has to go Gary.. the man is a fool

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It takes an immense distrust in society to believe that “those who can pay”, wouldn’t. Making this distrust the sole reason for throwing those who genuinely can’t pay to the wolves.

For Paschal and Fine Gael- no number of evictions is too high a price to ensure that a small number don’t get something for nothing.

Vultures must be fed. Share holders paid and poverty monetised. Who benefits?
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FG is too close to capital, including investors in real estate.

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Listening to @MiamiShowband telling their story to our students from around Dublin today as part of @AccessTCD #LCAsummit Full attention from the students for what is an important story.

The most problematic aspect of the bill is the change to the notice period where a notice has been successfully challenged by a tenant. In some cases that period will be 28 days regardless of the length of the tenancy.

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