Candidate for Dublin South-Central

Tara has lived and worked in Dublin since 2005, initially as a Community Development Worker for Ballyfermot Partnership which supports the local community to tackle social exclusion and poverty caused by unemployment, and other social factors.

She currently works for the Clondalkin Drug and Alcohol Task Force, which aims to significantly reduce the harm caused to individuals and society by the misuse of drugs.

She is a huge supporter of Community Arts and has been involved with MaSamba, a community based Brazilian samba band for ten years.

Tara has a degree in Public and Social Policy from NUI Galway and a Master’s degree in Community Development.

Originally from County Mayo, Tara lives in Kimmage with her five-year-old son.

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“I am passionate about equality and sustainability. I have a keen interest in affordable quality childcare, accessible education and building strong communities using the principles of community development.”

“I am passionate about equality and sustainability. I have a keen interest in affordable quality childcare, accessible education and building strong communities using the principles of community development.”

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1 day ago

Tara Deacy

Worth a read!

Parents are sowing the seeds of alcohol addiction in their children
Ireland's Health Service Executive has criticised 'progressive' parents, insisting that early exposure to drinking can create a 'huge' likelihood of full-blown addiction for youths in later life.
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Such a tricky thing to navigate for parents

2 weeks ago

Tara Deacy

Social Democrats
Good news on our Bill to help working parents by extending the amount of unpaid leave they can take for childcare Tonight, it got one step closer to becoming law, after strong cross-party support in the Seanad. Here's how it would help with better work-life balance. 👇
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2 weeks ago

Tara Deacy

Important report by TASC​ today on how precarious work leads to precarious lives, where people are trapped in uncertainty, floating and on stand-by, with all aspects of their lives, their personal ambitions and hopes for family formation, on hold The report has many strong and excellent policy recommendations on how policy can create more security - in work, health, housing and childcare. https://www.tasc.ie/download/pdf/precarious_workersweb_version.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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Overwhelmed and humbled by the support of friends, family and colleagues at today's campaign launch. We are building a movement to change our country and I'm proud to be a small cog in that. Thanks to @Beanabag and the @SocDemsDBN for all your support.

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