Local Election Candidate for Dun Laoghaire

Dave Quinn has lived in Dun Laoghaire Monkstown for over 20 years, raising a family of four children. Dave is an engineering graduate from Trinity College and he started a computer software company in 1980 and he employs people locally.

Along with other local parents, he helped start The Red Door in 2001, a special school for children with autism. Dave is a Board member of Inclusion Ireland, the national organisation representing people with intellectual disabilities. Dave is also an active member of Basic Income Ireland advocating for basic income as a means to modernise our tax and social welfare systems for the benefit of all. He also sings in the local choir – badly!

Dave was drawn to the Social Democrats because of their values and their ambitions of equality, respect and fairness – all achieved through a prosperous economy that protects and nurtures the environment. Community well-being and inclusion are Dave’s priority. Dave believes in the 4 pillars to the State supporting respect and well-being for all citizens – education, health services, housing and income.

Dave joined the SocDems 3 years ago and is currently the Dun Laoghaire branch’s representative on the Social Democrats’ Council.

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1 day ago

Dave Quinn

I'm grateful of any support in the upcoming Local Elections in the Dun Laoghaire LEA on May 24th.

Sincere thanks to those who have already offered to canvass and promote our community cause.

If you would like to join us on the journey to equality for all , please pm or comment below.
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Im grateful of any support in the upcoming Local Elections in the Dun Laoghaire LEA on May 24th.
 
Sincere thanks to those who have already offered to canvass and promote our community cause. 

If you would like to join us on the journey to equality for all , please pm or comment below.

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Lived experience working within the Council to inform and educate policy makers would accelerate real communal inclusion. Thanks for standing for election. Hope the disability community hear about your efforts and support you.

2 days ago

Dave Quinn

27,000 People with a Disability in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council area.

Add Families and Extended Families and Neighbours and you begin to get a perspective of why it is so important that Council understands and goes beyond simply talking about the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

We can do better.
We must do better.

Please vote for me in the upcoming Local Elections so that I can bring equality and wellbeing of our disabilities community to the Council Chamber.

#DunLaoghaire
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27,000 People with a Disability in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council area.

Add Families and Extended Families and Neighbours and you begin to get a perspective of why it is so important that Council understands and goes beyond simply talking about the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

We can do better.
We must do better.

Please vote for me in the upcoming Local Elections so that I can bring equality and wellbeing of our disabilities community to the Council Chamber.

#DunLaoghaire

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There is something radically wrong with DFI’s profile of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown according to this profile no citizens in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown on the Autism Spectrum 😪

4 days ago

Dave Quinn

I met with several of our retired community last night.

They seem to agree.
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I met with several of our retired community last night.

They seem to agree.
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Over 2,200 families with #Intellectual #Disabilities in #DunLaoghaireRathdown.

Council has a responsibility to serve and represent all it's citizens.

Council Must actively seek #HSE to budget for planned #SupportedLiving services.

Let's act on #CRPD Article 19 in @dlrcc

Social protection represented the most important area of government expenditure in 2017 in all EU countries.

The highest ratio of government social protection expenditure to GDP was registered in Finland 🇫🇮 and the lowest in Ireland 🇮🇪.

ℹ️ https://t.co/8oH3JE7Key

Massive issue facing thousands of families in #DunLaoghaireTown and county.

"More of the Same" strategies won't work.

Need @dlrcc #Taskforce to put in place an Effective Plan.

I'm Keen to drive this with
@DisabilityFed @ILMIreland @SpNeedsParents @InclusionIre @IrishWheelchair

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