Dearbháil Butler

Green Party Councillor for Donaghmede
photograph of Councillor Dearbháil Butler

My vision

I strongly believe that healthy, well connected communities can only be achieved through participation. I want to work with individuals and groups who have their own vision for the space they live in.

What I stand for

I stand strong on equality of opportunity for all. I believe we can create a cleaner, more sustainable communities.

My priorities

  • Raising awareness and supporting communities to restoring natural habitat for our wildlife, such as creating wildflower areas, planning spring flowers and most importantly community involvement.
  • Involve and empower members of the community to use local green spaces to promote community activity and mental health
  • Safer and wider cycling lanes that can facilitate experienced and non-experienced cyclists. Supporting teachers, parents and children on implementing walking and cycling bus initiatives.
  • Working on a local and national level to improve our transport system, that serves our communities to a high standard, such as trains and cycle lanes.

About me

I have worked in the Financial Industry for 20+ years from Operations to Oversight and Governance. In 2016 I took redundancy and turned to volunteer work, within my community. I am involved with many groups and projects, such as Event Directory for Rockfield junior parkrun, various positions on local residents’ associations and local park development project, to name a few.

It was through my volunteer work that I found my real passion that prompted me to return to college and study Community Development. I have always believed in the importance of community engagement, volunteering and public service, which has been demonstrated in my community activities.