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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3 weeks ago

Rob Hunter - SocDems

Happy International Women’s Day. I feel proud to be part of a party that has more than 50% women. I can’t imagine and don’t want to imagine what it would be like to have a load of men and a few females making up the numbers.

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3 weeks ago

Rob Hunter - SocDems

For those living around Stocking Avenue. WhitePines, Stocking Wood, Stocking Vale, Abbot's Grove, Dalriada, Hunter's, Woodstown and the rest of Ballycullen and the mountains.

Here is an update on the primary school which is slowly coming to our area. Planning permission denied, appeal to An Bord Pleanála denied. This application for planning permission was never going to work. It went against all good planning practices and has wasted valuble building time.
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Hi Rob. Unfortunately I think we'll be waiting a very long time for a Primary School on Stocking Avenue. This planning application was primarily about about finding a site for a Post-Primary School (opened in temporary accommodation in 2018). The Department of Education specified in their submission that they had no objection to the inclusion of outline planning permission for a Primary School in the application, but they have no immediate plans to provide this. Given that there is a huge oversupply of primary school places in the surrounding area and that the Gaelscoil in Knocklyon is set to double in size, I for one won't be holding my breath. The Local Area Plan has already been amended once to remove the stipulation that only a small number of houses can be built in the area before a Primary School must be built. I'm guessing it will need to be amended soon again, especially if the council has plans to build 150 houses at Stocking Avenue.

Sinead Turner

Christine O'Leary

Like it or loathe it cycling and transport infrastructure is the way of the future. One image detailing how up to twenty times more people can be transported on the same stretch of road. I want to hear more. Paddy Monahan explains.

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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1 month ago

Rob Hunter - SocDems

Great conversations in Beechdale today. Talking to residents about the Social Democrats parental leave Bill and other local issues. A bit wet on the weather front but good all the same. ... See MoreSee Less

Great conversations in Beechdale today. Talking to residents about the Social Democrats parental leave Bill and other local issues. A bit wet on the weather front but good all the same.
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