Local Election Candidate for Balbriggan

Garrett is the founder and executive director of the educational charity Show Racism the Red Card in Ireland.

The Charity engages 20,000 young people per year to challenge racism by providing educational resources and developing intercultural activities to encourage people, including young people, to challenge racism.

Previously Garrett worked as a Social Care Worker, Probation Officer and an Outreach Worker with the Dublin Simon Community. Garrett assisted people in accessing services to help prevent and move out of homelessness.

Garrett has lived in Balbriggan since 2004 with his wife Iryna and their two children. He has been heavily involved with the Cardy Rock resident’s association, working alongside other members to improve the area and represent the interests of the estate.

Garrett has campaigned on issues such as the anti-water charges, the Marriage Equality referendum and most recently the Repeal the 8th campaign. He is member of the local tidy towns committee and is involved in other community groups in the area.

In his spare time Garrett hangs out with his family, walks his dog Bardik, plays five aside (badly) and still purchases and reads the newspaper.

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6 hours ago

Garrett Mullan

Great meeting last night to launch Tracey Carey's local election campaign in Swords.

Can you help in Balbriggan? Join us on a canvass tomorrow. Direct message for more information.
www.garrettmullan.ieThank you to everyone who came along to Tracey Carey's campaign launch in Sword last night. Tracey shared her vision for joined up thinking in how we plan our communities. If we build houses we also need to plan for what the people living in those house will need in terms of schools, transport, recreational facilities and so on. It should not be a radical idea to consider how our towns are expected to grow over time - it should just be common sense.
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Great meeting last night to launch Tracey Careys local election campaign in Swords.

Can you help in Balbriggan? Join us on a canvass tomorrow. Direct message for more information. 
www.garrettmullan.ie

3 days ago

Garrett Mullan

KEEGAN MUST GO - An unelected and highly paid council official who does not understand the single biggest issue facing our city is not fit for the job. People Before Profit - Dublin City Council Group PRESS RELEASE Monday 18th February 2019 An unelected over paid manager has no right to talk about homeless people the way he does. His interview in February 17th’s Sunday Business Post and his interview on RTE’s Sean O’Rourke show on Monday the 18th indicates a dismissive attitude towards homeless individuals and families that dictates the homelesss policies and housing policies that we see in our city. Speaking on the controversial comments made by Owen Keegan, Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Cllr. Tina MacVeigh said: ‘The one thing Keegan quite rightly pointed out is that he is at the behest of government housing policy. True. However as Chief Executive of the city, steeped as it is in a housing and humanitarian crisis of astronomical proportion, he should be condemning government policy and using every platform he has, including his interviews with the Sunday Business Post and Sean O’Rourke to condemn government policy - he should be calling out Fine Gael and their refusal to provide the local authority with the funding it needs to build public housing on public land. He should be condemning government policies that favour privatisation and that transfer billions of public funds into the bank accounts of private landlords’. Cllr. Andrew Keegan, a member of the Housing SPC stated: ‘Owen Keegan is just as much to blame as government policies for failures within the council on housing - why does it take so long to turn around Council owend voids? Why is Keegan pushing through so called Rapid Build housing that is slow and costs a fortune, why is maintenance of our local authority stock so appalling - there are tens of thousands of local authority tenants living in disgraceful conditions. The issue of supporting rapid build that is not rapid is typical of a management approach that's unable or unwilling to concede that they just may be wrong on this and the're over all approach to the housing crisis. And Keegan is just as much to blame as government policies for failures within the council on housing - why does it take so long to turn around Council owned voids? Why is Keegan pushing through so called Rapid Build housing that is slow and costs a fortune, why is maintenance of our local authority stock so appalling - there are tens of thousands of local authority tenants living in disgraceful conditions’. Cllr. Hazel deNortuin concluded: ‘Our manager or CEO has behaved disgracefully in making jokes about homelessness. As elected Councillors we deal with very distressed families and individuals on a daily basis. It is unthinkable that these tragedies could have any element of fun or games about them. The book stops with the City Manager on the housing and homeless issue and he has clearly failed to deal with the crisis. We believe that it is obvious from his comments, his attitude and his failings that the Owen Keegan is not fit for the job of dealing with the housing crisis in the city of Dublin." The People Before Profit Group on Dublin City Council will be tabling a motion of No Confidence in the the CEO and calling for his resignation. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Garrett Mullan

Some useful hints and tips on your gardening.Spring has sprung and today we decided to go to Beechmount Garden Centre and speak to Larry Clarke for advice on planting a garden with the potential to attract bees, insects and wildlife. Gardening in an environmentally-friendly way has huge benefits for our planet and recent studies have shown that 40% of insect species are in decline. Larry gave us expert advice on what to plant. So, if you are currently looking for tips on what to plant in your own garden, the following are ideal for attracting insects: (from seeds) Thompson and Morgan wildflowers, calendula, red clover, Teasel Winter Bouquet, white clover, cornfield mix, primrose mix, Meadowland, Honey Bee mix, Wildflower mix, Scatter Garden Box, Woodland Shade Mix, Beneficial Flowers, Classic Meadow Mix; (plants) lavender, buddleia, roses, wallflower, lupin, delphinium, borage, dianthus, rosemary, nepeta, poppy, thyme, broom, hebe, hypericum, echinacea, geranium, marigold, heather, foxgloves, rudbeckia, dahlia, cosmos, campanula, lavatera, dill, primrose, stock, sweet pea, clematis and strawberry. Larry also advised on the importance of using organic compost, particularly if you're growing herbs, fruit or vegetables to eat. We left with apple trees and lots of good tips! ... See MoreSee Less

Some useful hints and tips on your gardening.

3 days ago

Garrett Mullan

Paddy Monahan Soc Dems
Dublin is the second most congested city in Europe. Something has to change. We need safe, segregated cycle lanes throughout the city.
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Vibrant discussion ensues on the need for more joined up thinking on public transport #makeSwordsPurpler

Great attendance at the launch of Tracey Carey’s local election campaign for the Swords ward. @TraceyCareyA @SocDems

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