Local Election Candidate for Tallaght Central

Sandra is a qualified specialist in Gender inequality and Social issues, with over 15 years of experience working with women, children and young people of all abilities and backgrounds. This has largely been in education and employment and always through the lense of human rights, social care and, personal development. From these experiences, she has developed a genuine passion for working and advocating for the rights of people.

Originally from Spain (Seville) Sandra holds a Bachelor of Primary Education, specialise in Sports, a Bachelor (Hons) of Psychology-Pedagogy obtained from Cordoba University (Spain) and she is also a qualified Spanish Sign Language Interpreter. In Ireland she completed a Master of Arts Degree in Women and Gender studies, from UCD and a professional Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Leadership from UCD, Innovation Academy.

Since she moved to Ireland Sandra has worked and volunteered in different well-established organisations working and advocating for the right of women victims of gender violence and migrants. She has also being sited on the board of a Traveller Community in Dublin. Sandra is the co-founder and former chairperson of an organisation Migrant Women United based in Dublin. Sandra is currently managing a project with Refugees and Asylum seekers in a Social Enterprise.

Sandra has a strong belief that education and employment play an important role in empowering people as well as, developing and restoring people’s dignity, likewise she feels very enthusiastic and passionate about this new adventure and is looking forward to working with you.

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2 days ago

Sandra Ruiz SD

This has been my first time running for the election, managing my own campaign; it started nearly 4 months ago. Since then I went out 74 times for canvassing and dropping leaflets; I have attended residential meetings, events, launches, and conferences; I have participated in 3 radio interviews, 5 newspapers and created my own website and blog.

All these achievements would not have been possible without a fantastic team beside me, and I would like to use this space to call out all their names, as a way to thank you all of you:

* Childminder team: Claudia, David, Daisy, Lisa, Ewa, Dee, Edel, Maureen, Flavia, Tesi, Silvia & Alain (Hubby).

* Website: Jose and Daniel.

* Posters: Petr, Rob,John, kike,David, Mia, Leticia, Doris, Venus, Tara, Ornella, Alain (Hubby).

* Canvassing: Eimear, Lynn, Jaelynne, Mariam, Ornella, Alain (Hubby), Lisa, Dee, Maxine, Marie, Roisin,Carly, Gary, Ellah (6 years old).

* Dropping Leaflets: John, Neil, Alain (Hubby), Nills, Waldy, Lofty, Daisy, Gary & team, Ornella, Petr, Eimear, Tina, Vicky, Avelina (8 years old), Kamila ( 8 years old), Patrick, Simon, Molly (8 years old),Carmen Sofia (6 years old), Evenna (6 years old), Ellah ( 6 years old), Alaïa (3 years old).

*Press release and media: Nuala & Kate.

*Advisors: Joe, Belen, Tara, SD HQ, SDW, Alain (Hubby), Rob, Brian, Nuala, Cian, Claudia,Ciarin, Jonathan, Cllr. Emma, Cllr.Marie, Cllr.Dermont.

*Design: Adela & familia, and Elena.

*Social Media: Sheelan, Belen and Tara

* Media: Near Fm, Newstalk, Talk Radio Europe, Irish Independent, La Vanguardia, the journal.ie

*Financial and fundraising manager: Alain ( Hubby)

*Financial support: You know who you are.

* Emotional support: Lynn, Eamonn, Joe, Teresa, Lisa, Claudia, Lola, Alain (Hubby), SD HQ, Socfemmes, Marie, Maxine, Denise, Avril, Claudia, David, mum, sister and the rest of my family, friends in Spain and France,and some others people with their touching and loving messages.

A special thank you to Eimear, Petr, Lisa, mum and sister, and of course, to my husband and daughters, who supported & encouraged me every day to believe in me.

I feel humble and extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to develop a campaign with this amazing team! I could have not do it with all of you. Also, thank you very much for those who wanted to help and could not do it for personal reasons.

Thank you to every single person who opened the door for me, and those who have been in touch; thank you for your patience with my leaflets, adds and posters.

And finally, thank you to all the women who strive, advocated and died in the past for me to have the privilege to run and vote in the elections today.

All the best to the rest of the candidates in Tallaght Central, and across Ireland.

Go raibh maith agat, Thank you very much, muchas gracias and merci beaucoup.

Ireland, North of Ireland, Spain, France, Mexico, Argentina, Iran, Egypt, Russia,Poland, Italy, Kennya, Nigeria, Lituania, Guatemala, South Africa, Lituania; Beautiful diverstiy
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This has been my first time running for the election, managing my own campaign; it started nearly 4 months ago. Since then I went out 74 times for canvassing and dropping leaflets; I have attended residential meetings, events, launches, and conferences; I have participated in 3 radio interviews, 5 newspapers and created my own website and blog.

All these achievements would not have been possible without a fantastic team beside me, and I would like to use this space to call out all their names, as a way to thank you all of you:

* Childminder team: Claudia, David, Daisy, Lisa, Ewa, Dee, Edel, Maureen, Flavia, Tesi, Silvia & Alain (Hubby).

* Website: Jose and Daniel.

* Posters: Petr, Rob,John, kike,David, Mia, Leticia, Doris, Venus, Tara, Ornella, Alain (Hubby).

* Canvassing: Eimear, Lynn, Jaelynne, Mariam, Ornella, Alain (Hubby), Lisa, Dee, Maxine, Marie, Roisin,Carly, Gary,  Ellah (6 years old).

* Dropping Leaflets: John, Neil, Alain (Hubby), Nills, Waldy, Lofty, Daisy, Gary & team,  Ornella, Petr, Eimear, Tina, Vicky, Avelina (8 years old), Kamila ( 8 years old), Patrick, Simon, Molly (8 years old),Carmen Sofia (6 years old), Evenna (6 years old), Ellah ( 6 years old), Alaïa (3 years old).

*Press release and media: Nuala & Kate.

*Advisors: Joe, Belen, Tara, SD HQ, SDW, Alain (Hubby), Rob, Brian, Nuala, Cian, Claudia,Ciarin, Jonathan, Cllr. Emma, Cllr.Marie, Cllr.Dermont.

*Design: Adela & familia, and Elena.

*Social Media: Sheelan, Belen and Tara

* Media: Near Fm, Newstalk, Talk Radio Europe, Irish Independent, La Vanguardia, the journal.ie

*Financial and fundraising manager: Alain ( Hubby)

*Financial support: You know who you are.

* Emotional support: Lynn, Eamonn, Joe, Teresa, Lisa, Claudia, Lola, Alain (Hubby), SD HQ, Socfemmes, Marie,  Maxine, Denise, Avril, Claudia, David, mum, sister and the rest of my family, friends in Spain and France,and some others people with their touching and loving messages.

A special thank you to Eimear, Petr, Lisa, mum and sister, and of course, to my husband and daughters, who supported & encouraged me every day to believe in me.

I feel humble and extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to develop a campaign with this amazing team! I could have not do it with all of you. Also, thank you very much for those who wanted to help and could not do it for personal reasons.

Thank you to every single person who opened the door for me, and those who have been in touch; thank you for your patience with my leaflets, adds and posters.

And finally, thank you to all the women who strive, advocated and died in the past for me to have the privilege to run and vote in the elections today.

All the best to the rest of the candidates in Tallaght Central, and across Ireland.

Go raibh maith agat, Thank you very much, muchas gracias and merci beaucoup. 

Ireland, North of Ireland, Spain, France, Mexico, Argentina, Iran, Egypt, Russia,Poland, Italy, Kennya, Nigeria, Lituania, Guatemala, South Africa, Lituania; Beautiful diverstiy

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Good luck Sandra !

Good luck Sandra you are amazing!!

All the best Sandra, you are an amazing woman with strong spirit for commitment and love for community that will bring about change. If you are in Tallaght area I urge you to vote for SANDRA RUIZ FOR SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, you will not regret it as Sandra has proven track records. Good luck and all the best.

Wishing you all the best!!

Have loved following your campaign. As in another LE area and can't vote for you, hope loads of Tallaght folk do come out and vote for you. If you work this hard trying to get into council, just imagine what can be achieved by you in there

Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat Sandra! I was delighted to help you out 🙂

Vote for you today good luck.

You are a decent honest person Sandra, the kind of person that is lacking in S D C C, although I am not a fan of you're party I would definitely vote for you, the best of luck to you

Suerte Sandra guapa

Buena suertee sandra!!!te deseo lo mejor desde uk!!!!🤗💪💪💪

Enhorabuena Sandra!!!!! Ya has ganado mucho durante el camino, ahora... Suerte en la final!!! Un besote!

Buena suerte Sandra!

Mucha suerte ! 👍🏻

Toda la suerte del mundo😍

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3 days ago

Sandra Ruiz SD

Children are the key to the future; It has been a privilege for me to teach my daughters that if they believe in something, they need to fight hard for it, raise when they fall and get stronger.

The best way to close my campaign today- with my family; Also thank you to Neil.

#LE19
#vote1SandraRuiz

@SocDems
@women4election
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Children are the key to the future; It has been a privilege for me to teach my daughters that if they believe in something, they need to fight hard for it, raise when they fall and get stronger.

The best way to close my campaign today- with my family; Also thank you to Neil.

#LE19
#vote1SandraRuiz

@SocDems 
@women4election

3 days ago

Sandra Ruiz SD

Social Democrats
Bringing the ❌Factor our communities! We want to give residents a direct say - to vote for which local projects are Council funded. This was already a great success in South County Dublin? What would you vote to fund?
🌳A community orchard?
🐝A bee-keeping project?
🎹A public piano?
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3 days ago

Sandra Ruiz SD

Social Democrats
Tomorrow you'll get to vote on who represents you in your local councils for the next five years.

Our candidates are energetic and committed campaigners who want to see our communities thrive.

Vote No.1 SocDems for #sustainablecommunities
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Yesterday was my 1st time voting in Ireland, after 10 years living here. It's a very special feeling to have the opportunity to be part of the future of Ireland & Europe, instead of feeling in the limbo & excluded;thank you ICI
#MigrantVote
@immigrationIRL
@TBuczkowska

Really happy that my mam voted #1 for @sandra_ruizSD in #LE19 ! I don’t think she budged for Repeal, but being canvassed by Sandra’s husband seems to have swayed her for this☺️

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