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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3 hours ago

Garrett Mullan

Great to see Balbriggan FC and Glebe North FC both registered to participate in the Show Racism the Red Card FARE fortnight of action with the FAI, as part of the UEFA supported #EqualGame of #FootballPeople.

The clubs will receive an anti racism branded football, bags of wristbands for a matchday exchange and some red cards to help make their stand against racism. More than 3,500 players will be taking part in the fortnight of action 11-25th October www.theredcard.ie/fare
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Great to see Balbriggan FC and Glebe North FC both registered to participate in the Show Racism the Red Card FARE fortnight of action with the FAI, as part of the UEFA supported #EqualGame of #FootballPeople.  

The clubs will receive an anti racism branded football, bags of wristbands for a matchday exchange and some red cards to help make their stand against racism.  More than 3,500 players will be taking part in the fortnight of action 11-25th October www.theredcard.ie/fare

3 days ago

Garrett Mullan

Here is something I just found from the Fingal County Development Plan www.fingal.ie/planning-and-buildings/development-plans-and-consultations/fingaldevelopmentplan201...
It shows the land at the back of Balbriggan Educate Together is zoned Open Green Space but since that time, 18 houses have been built there. How did that happen?

I will be making enquiries.
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Here is something I just found from the Fingal County Development Plan http://www.fingal.ie/planning-and-buildings/development-plans-and-consultations/fingaldevelopmentplan2017-2023/  
It shows the land at the back of Balbriggan Educate Together is zoned Open Green Space but since that time, 18 houses have been built there.  How did that happen?  

I will be making enquiries.

 

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Rezoning takes place all the time.

5 days ago

Garrett Mullan

One picture is the vacant space outside Flemington Community Centre, Balbriggan in an area with many estates where there is no green space for play. The other picture is the multisport minipitch, which can be used for basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball, at Seabury Malahide.
I would like Fingal Council to take a more active role in Balbriggan. This site for example could be used as a mini pitch. There is room for that and even a couple of outdoor table tennis tables as well as room for some tasteful landscaping. What do you think?
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One picture is the vacant space outside Flemington Community Centre, Balbriggan in an area with many estates where there is no green space for play.  The other picture is the multisport minipitch, which can be used for basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball, at Seabury Malahide. 
I would like Fingal Council to take a more active role in Balbriggan. This site for example could be used as a mini pitch. There is room for that and even a couple of outdoor table tennis tables as well as room for some tasteful landscaping. What do you think?

 

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To much traffic on the road.

Had a good look this morning and it’s a great idea

Great idea 💯✔

Looks good- good on ya Garrett Mullan 🥊

Great idea 👍👍

so I have been doing my research and note that the county development plan says this land is zoned for housing, which seems inappropriate to me, which is I suspect why it has not been developed. However, I do not from reviewing the plan that the land behind Balbriggan ETNS is zoned recreational open space but you will note that there are now 18 houses built on that land, which is contrary to the plan. (see separate post with images)

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1 week ago

Garrett Mullan

You would think being uninhabited, Ireland's Eye near Howth would be litter free, but look what these volunteers collected. Amazing and sad. Story is from Northside People ... See MoreSee Less

You would think being uninhabited, Irelands Eye near Howth would be litter free, but look what these volunteers collected. Amazing and sad. Story is from Northside People

1 week ago

Garrett Mullan

One has to give it to them. this government are incredibly imventive at spending the largest amount of money in not dealing with housing crisis. #homesnothubs #homesnothotelsWhen Fine Gael say they want to "manage" something, it's fair to assume they want to sell it off to the highest bidder. ... See MoreSee Less

One has to give it to them. this government are incredibly imventive at spending the largest amount of money in not dealing with housing crisis. #homesnothubs #homesnothotels

This is the Anti Racism branded football that all clubs are getting as part of FARE fortnight 11th to 25th October alongside wristbands, bibs and Red Cards.
Get your club involved https://t.co/rVPUiMu6x4

Shane Ross is prime example of how ministers don't benefit constituencies. A myth politicians peddle. At stop from 7:30, all buses packed. An absolute disgrace. Some mornings up to 50+ waiting at Stillorgan. Public investment please!! #db46a #db145 #db7d #db84x @Shane_RossTD

Our leaflets, posters, red cards and wristbands have arrived. just waiting on our stickers and we are all set for #fare fortnight in October and #WRD18 on Nov23rd. You can get involved by registering https://t.co/QEbRxCKVE6 and at https://t.co/TWa2fYOksU

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