Local Election Candidate for Donaghmede-Raheny

Paddy is a lawyer and serves as a policy officer at the human rights organisation Education Equality.

In 2015, Paddyโ€™s campaign to end the baptism barrier brought national and international attention to the issue and his petition to end religious prioritisation in school enrolment gathered 20,000 signatures. In 2018 the Education (Admission to Schools) Act outlawed such practices in the vast majority of primary schools.

Alongside his continuing advocacy in education Paddy will focus on the issues of public transport and housing as local representative in the Donaghmede -Raheny area.

Paddy attended St. Paulโ€™s College in Raheny and went on to qualify as a barrister from the Kingโ€™s Inns. He practised law at the bar for several years before going on to work for NGOs including Educate Together and the homelessness charity Extern.

Paddy lives with his wife and son in Raheny. He has lived in the Dublin Bay North constituency for his entire life.

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This is happening right now at the Alfie Byrne Road cycle track. According to DCC and Garda the Spice Girls are more important than cyclists, pedestrians and people with disabilities. #FreeTheCycleLanes #PathsAreForPeople ... See MoreSee Less

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Great to have you there Paddy!

Outside the Custom House earlier this afternoon.

Well done Paddy Monahan

An Garda Síochána Dublin City Council this is unacceptable, we pay taxes, we should be allowed to use the road.

Well said.

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I was at the Raise the Roof protest again on Saturday. If I'm elected to the council I will fight to prioritise building affordable housing on public land. Most people I'm meeting on the doors are affected in some way - renters paying 50% of their wages and worried about how long before the next increase, parents whose adult children can't move out - and of course our rising numbers of homeless families.
We have solutions - if you want change, you have to vote for it.
- We will build affordable homes on public land
- Partner with housing associations
- Radically improve rights for renters
- End preferential tax treatment of REITS
- Enforce vacant sites levy
- Use brownfield sites
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Traffic and transport policy in Dublin is all about "how can we move cars around the city?". We need to change the question. We need to ask "how can we move PEOPLE around the city?"

If elected to Dublin City Council, I will make sure that people are at the heart of transport policy.

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Is more important things going on in the country in traffic lights

And the cyclist riding through the red light don't get a mention.

There doesn’t seem to be anyone in this country who can manage traffic I used to cycle from Rathfarnham to harcourt street and back every day in the late 60s early 70s nothing has changed WHY?? You will get voted in all full of promises and still nothing will change ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฌ spare us the political nonsense.

Can't vote for a man that wants to stop you getting to work by car. And if you're disabled or elderly he'll stop you using your car to get around.

On your bike, you are Not getting my vote

You don't want to share the roads that were built for cars with those cars you want to take over them for you and your cyclists mates

Damien Flaherty hard to find the staff ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

90% of cyclist think road laws don't apply to them. But yet again you want to penalise Motorists..

Roads are for cars that’s why they get priority. For many it’s the only way to their workplace.

U forgot to mention the cyclist their in the video that went true the red light someone has a case of monday blues today trying to blame cars all the times

i didnt choose this area randomly ๐Ÿ˜… lying to ppl in first 5 seconds wow that is impressive...try to film this on Oconnell st, Westmoreland st, Aston quay, College green etc where cyclists and pedestrians dont even look at the lights when crossing the road...post that on social media ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

Hi Paddy... I've seen at least two of your great pro-cycling videos and was wondering could you please consider signing up to cyclingforall.ie/?

Did anyone inform him that there are people in those cars ๐Ÿ™„

There's a park with paths that arnt busy right beside that busy road you complaining about that road users are paying one of the highest road taxes within the EU for.

Until we have a proper and affordable public transport system PLEASE stop banging on about bloody cycle lanes. Many cyclists need to do a theory test as they don’t seem to know the rules of the road...

Great idea I totally agree. However will there be bicycle tax or registration to maintain and provide new cycle lanes or how will these be funded? Not trying to stir the pot just curious how it’s going to be achieved! With the state of the city and country I would not prioritise cycle lanes! I think we have more pressing issues to deal with!

Sort out the problem with the parking by giving places for cars to park at a reasonable cost, no one I know bothers to go to the city centre any more, between one-way streets and the cost of parking they couldn't be bothered, not even at xmas and have no interest in your public transport, the city centre has been dying off for a long time now! You couldn't drag me onto them germ filled buses or luas!!! Not that some of the taxis are any cleaner. I would have to walk a mile from my home just to get a bus to start with and a mile or more to get where I want to once in the city. And thats for the cost of the fairs! Yous are having a laugh right?

I notice the handful of cyclists passing you all avoiding the 'cycle lane' - who can blame them!

Totally agree - and build an underground /tube system

I was let down by the Green Party, hope you can get my vote.

See it all the time

Good on ya, Paddy!

"Who designs a city like this?" People who are never held accountable for their incompetence. This cycle lane is a perfect example of a murder strip: road.cc/content/news/253435-live-blog-belgiums-word-year-murderstrip-painted-bike-lane-pump-track...

Yes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ yes, I agree with that ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’š

He didn't seem to notice the cyclist going through the red light

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Dublin is in the middle of a housing crisis and the government's policies are only benefiting developers.

Join me at the #RaiseTheRoof rally at 1pm tomorrow, Parnell Square and demand solutions that work for ordinary people.

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Folks seriously get out and vote what ever about the locals and euros don't let laziness and apathy be the reason someone gets stuck in an unhappy or unsafe marriage...

There's a serious low turn out and it could very well happen...

Cyclists rightly protesting dangerous closure of Alfie Byrne cycle lane for Spice Girls concert. So DCC and Garda - block the footpath instead. This is planning Irish-style! DCC message: "screw pedestrians, cyclists and people with disabilities. Just DON'T BLOCK THE ROAD!"

Alfie Byrne cycle track closed by DCC so buses can park for Spice Girls concert. This encapsulates cycling policy in Dublin. "Have fun on your little bikes but get out of the way when we say so". This mentality must change. Bikes are a central part of fixing Dublin transport.

Dublin City Council needs change - new voices that will deliver new approaches. Myself, @CarolDeansSD , @pmonahanjr and @trishroesocdems will fight for our communities and our values of equality, honesty, diversity and inclusion. #LE19 #Catherine4Council

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