Local Area Rep for Pembroke South-Dock

Rory Treanor is the SocDems representative for Pembroke South-Dock.

Originally from Newry, Rory has lived in Dublin since 2002. Rory worked in tourism for eight years but since 2010 he has been working as a lawyer. Professionally, his main areas of interest are anti-corruption and data protection.


Rory is a keen supporter of the arts and he hosts a weekly radio show on Dublin City FM. He lives with his partner and their dog in Irishtown.

Rory’s priorities include tackling corruption and promoting transparency, restoring power and accountability in local government and making Dublin Brexit Ready.

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If you encounter someone who claims the 8th Amendment is a good law (I have never heard anyone say that) then ask them why, in all the abortion debates that happen all over the world, no country has ever looked at Ireland and said “We should do that!” This is not the gold standard. This is not a source of pride. This is not a good law. #repealthe8th #together4yes #8thRef ... See MoreSee Less

If you encounter someone who claims the 8th Amendment is a good law (I have never heard anyone say that) then ask them why, in all the abortion debates that happen all over the world, no country has ever looked at Ireland and said “We should do that!” This is not the gold standard. This is not a source of pride. This is not a good law. #repealthe8th #together4yes #8thRef

6 months ago

Rory Treanor - Dublin Bay South

I would like to say a little bit about my school.

It was an incredible place. I had an amazing time there. Others, some who remain friends, had very difficult experiences. Like any institution it can give its best and its worst. Every institution must learn when it fails and remember how it succeeds. It is with great sadness that I learned of abuses perpetrated against boys in the same buildings where I felt safe and valued.

Nowhere is perfect and my school was anything but. For all the inadequacies, it presented to me as a place striving to do better. The happy memories I have are hard, near impossible, to reconcile with the suffering endured by students who went not long before me. But I know both things to be true.

I know the pride taken by the teachers when their students achieved their potential. I know the hurt they feel to know that some of the young lives before them were being cruelty corrupted. We must do all in our power to provide healing for those still suffering. We must offer to help them carry their burden. We must do all in our power to protect future generations.

We must learn when we fail and remember how we succeed.
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I would like to say a little bit about my school. 

It was an incredible place. I had an amazing time there. Others, some who remain friends, had very difficult experiences. Like any institution it can give its best and its worst. Every institution must learn when it fails and remember how it succeeds. It is with great sadness that I learned of abuses perpetrated against boys in the same buildings where I felt safe and valued.

Nowhere is perfect and my school was anything but. For all the inadequacies, it presented to me as a place striving to do better. The happy memories I have are hard, near impossible, to reconcile with the suffering endured by students who went not long before me. But I know both things to be true. 

I know the pride taken by the teachers when their students achieved their potential. I know the hurt they feel to know that some of the young lives before them were being cruelty corrupted. We must do all in our power to provide healing for those still suffering. We must offer to help them carry their burden. We must do all in our power to protect future generations. 

We must learn when we fail and remember how we succeed.

7 months ago

Rory Treanor - Dublin Bay South

The future of our country is in education, yet we are seeing unnecessary barriers to access being erected by the government.

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We currently have a farcical situation where a number of oversubscribed multi-denominational schools have been told to severely limit their intake.

Our co-leader Róisín Shortall TD has called on the Government to let Educate Together schools meet the demand within their communities.
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@roryhtreanor @Colmogorman We have yet to truly explore the impact of the AIDS pandemic on our survivors - “the walking wounded” - and a society that has all but airbrushed the war from our history. It’s a theme I explore in my upcoming one-man show which closes (appositely) on #WAD18 at @projectarts

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