Meet Sinéad

I’m Sinéad Gibney, the Social Democrats candidate for the Dublin Constituency in the European Parliament Elections 2024.

Dublin needs to change, for all of us who live and work here. This is why I’m running to be your MEP. I believe that I am the person, and the Social Democrats are the party, to make that change happen.

I love this city and I’m passionate about making it a fairer city, where decent housing and decent work are within the reach of all, not just the very few.

I’m the former Chief Commissioner for Human Rights and Equality in Ireland, and I have leadership experience in business and public sector organisations, including eight years in Google Ireland, leading their corporate social responsibility team.

I raised my daughter as a lone parent, and that sparked my activist journey, including becoming chair of One Family, an organisation that supports people parenting alone.

I understand that we need a new approach, where the State is there for its people, where politics is honest, and where policies actually deliver for you, the voter.

I’m standing for election as I want to build a Europe we can be proud of. Social democrats across Europe are leading the fight for an EU that raises living standards, advances the cause of human rights, and delivers on the key infrastructure needed to safeguard our future.

Sinéad’s Priorities

  • Creating a fairer Dublin, where people can access decent work and decent homes.
  • An EU-wide affordable housing programme, with the replication of initiatives that work in other European cities to provide more affordable housing in Dublin.
  • Protecting the rule of law, and taking strong measures in Brussels against those that threaten it – like Russia and Israel – while defending Irish neutrality.
  • EU-wide climate action that moves us away from fossil fuels and captures the opportunities presented by a just transition.
  • Harnessing positive EU measures to advance workers’ rights.
  • Upholding human rights and protections for minority groups, including people with disability, LGBTQI+ people, and ethnic minorities.

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