Local Election Candidate for Firhouse-Bohernabreena

Rob is an electrician and entrepreneur with strong interests in efficiency, education, housing and social policy.

In 2008 when the recession came he emigrated to Canada and then to Sweden where he was very impressed with social democracy. Rob thinks Sweden has many fantastic structures set in place that enhance the lives of its citizens which he believes could be implemented here to great benefit of our country.

He returned to Ireland in 2016 and started his own business. He believes that small enterprises can play a key role in providing employment, improving living standards and building a more cohesive society. When not working Rob enjoys the outdoors, hiking and diving.

Rob wants to see a better functioning society where everyone can reach their full potential and goals. He looks forward to working with you to enhance his local area and he asks to feel free to contact him with any questions, suggestions or ideas you may have.

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Election day is finally here. If you're looking to vote for an energetic and focused person, that wants to get things done, vote for me. I'll show the others what real work is. ... See MoreSee Less

Election day is finally here. If youre looking to vote for an energetic and focused person, that wants to get things done, vote for me. Ill show the others what real work is.

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We know what work is the real work is get the politics out there fuckin our country up look at the way it is now

3 days ago

Rob Hunter - SocDems

Tomorrow is my final day as a County Councillor. It’s been ten long years since I was first elected. It has been the single greatest honour of my life to have served as a Cllr for my community, to have represented the area as Mayor, and to have worked to deliver some positive changes while simultaneously standing up for principled left-wing politics throughout.

I’ve attended more meetings in those 10 years than any other local Cllr. I’ve submitted more questions and motions than any other. I’ve published all pay and expenses every year and forced the Council to do that for everyone else. I haven’t claimed a cent in Conference expenses or gone on a single junket.

I’ve helped to deliver some local infrastructure and win improvements for local people. I’m particularly proud of initiatives like the award-winning Participatory Budgeting scheme I proposed and helped steer; the Mayor’s Fund; and winning the arguments in the Council chamber to ensure homes and schools were built when others reacted against. But nothing has ever been delivered by me personally. It’s always been about working with others, be it Council staff, other Cllrs, or local residents.

It’s been an honour to have represented areas such as Templeogue, Firhouse, Knocklyon Ballyroan. I was particular proud to represent Tallaght, the area I continue to work in every day, and a place full of amazing community organisations.

But for me the greatest honour has been in representing my own ‘baile dúchais,’ the ‘playground of my youth’: Dublin 12. The people of Perrystown, Walkinstown, Kimmage, Manor Estate, Limekiln, Temple Manor, Greenpark and Greenhills have given me extraordinary support over the years, returning me in two elections with unprecedented numbers of local votes, sending supportive messages and backing difficult decisions I have made. I am so lucky to continue to live here in Greenhills and to share such a community with you all.

I am looking forward to new challenges and to a better work-life balance in the time ahead. I’ll keep this page going for the moment but am likely to delete soon.

Thanks to everyone who has supported me over these last ten years plus: family, friends, work colleagues, political supporters and well-wishers. I hope I haven’t let you down.

My final ask is that you put in someone else who shares those political values to the County Council tomorrow. It has been easy to step down knowing someone as decent and strong as Carly Bailey is standing in my place. Please give her your number 1 vote to renew the tradition of effective and principled representation locally.

Beir bua,
Dermot
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3 days ago

Rob Hunter - SocDems

Social Democrats Dublin South West
Next we have Sandra Ruiz SD running for us in Tallaght Central. Sandra has been incredibly busy canvassing across the area to meet with all the residents and to hear their concerns. Sandra is a hard worker and a champion of diversity and equality. Make sure to give Sandra your No. 1 vote tomorrow 💜
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3 days ago

Rob Hunter - SocDems

Social Democrats Dublin South West
Our candidate for Firhouse-Bohernabreena is Rob Hunter - SocDems
Please give Rob your number 1 vote for a modern, active and energetic approach to local representation. Rob wants to bring about real change using best practise from our European neighbours.
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The Social Democrats Parental Leave Bill just became law. This bill gives more flexibility to parents and families.

The Social Democrats believe in policies like these. That enhance people's lives.

For more of this, give me, and the Social Democrats your number one vote on the 24th of May.
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Today is the first time I get to vote for my best friend, and the best candidate in the #EuropeanElection2019. A strong record on all issues of equality, his work on the preservation of Sean McDermott St laundry is reason enough alone to give him your number 1 vote #gary4europe

Today is Election Day and I’m asking for your No1 vote. I want to bring something new. Bring best practices from the different places I’ve lived. Bring focus and be dogmatic in getting things done. I can’t stand inefficiency and won’t rest until thing work better. #SocDems #LE19

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