Cllr Eva Dowling MSc was elected to Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council last May and is Ireland’s first ever science candidate. She has been heavily involved in Ireland’s science community for over a decade and in her current role she advises clients across the science, technology and higher education sectors. She has over a decade’s worth of experience in campaigns, public policy, and local government. She has been a life-long environmental campaigner and has worked on campaigns including marriage equality, the March for Science and safer cycling.
Cllr William Priestley topped the poll in Rathfarnham-Templeogue in the local elections, receiving the most first-preference votes of any candidate in South County Dublin. He served as President of the Students’ Union while studying in Trinity and as President of the Union of Students in Ireland the following year. He has worked with high-risk re-offenders in the Probation Service and has run a youth service on one of the most marginalised estates in the country in Limerick City. He also created the ‘Apprentice Program’, an initiative that was an alternative approach to community empowerment and meaningful employment for at-risk young people.
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