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Roderic O’Gorman

Green Party Chairperson & Councillor for Castleknock

My vision for Dublin West

I want Dublin West to be a safe, clean, and attractive place to live, work and raise a family.

 

What I stand for

I believe that we can have a thriving economy and reinvest back into our communities, supporting education, health and childcare services and providing a safe and clean environment for everyone.

 

My priorities

  • Make public transport cheap and effective by upgrading the Maynooth Line to DART standard, building the new Pelletstown train station, cutting journey times on all our bus routes and making cycling safer.
  • Ensure that people in Dublin West can buy affordable and good quality homes. For those who don’t wish to buy, keep rents at reasonable rates and provide new social housing.
  • Support families in how they choose to get childcare and invest in education, particularly supporting kids who have special educational needs.
  • Protect and improve the environment both locally and globally and promote policies that improve human and environmental health

 

My experience

I’ve been an elected member of Fingal County Council since 2014. As a member of the Council’s Transportation Policy Committee I have focused on issues like safe cycling and improving bus and train services. I’ve engaged with the Gardaí on issues like community policing and addressing domestic violence through my membership of the Fingal Joint Policing Committee. As a member of the Education Training Board (ETB) I’ve gained a huge insight into educational issues, through sitting on the board of management of Castleknock Community College, Pobail Setanta, Coolmine Community School and Scoil Choilm. Professionally, I work as a law lecturer in Dublin City University, where I lecture EU and Planning law. I am also a member of DCU’s Brexit Institute.

Latest activities

20th June 2019

Situation in Carrickmacross direct provision centre ‘completely unacceptable’ – Greens

19th June 2019

Justice Minister needs to clarify capacity of Balseskin Direct Provision Centre as he directs Hatch Hall residents to move there – O’Gorman

10th June 2019

Jail sentences for sex workers completely disproportionate – O’Gorman

20th May 2019

Green Party calls for Yes vote in divorce referendum to reduce living apart time requirement and to recognise foreign divorces

17th May 2019

Minister for Justice abdicating responsibility regarding dangerous scrambler bikes

13th May 2019

Greens call on OPW to ‘rewild’ the Phoenix Park

1st May 2019

Every place matters in the effort to tackle climate change: Greens

1st April 2019

Greens call for independent building regulator

28th March 2019

Potential closure of Hatch Hall direct provision centre shows direct provision system is collapsing – O’Gorman

10th December 2018

Unpublished Garda Report Highlights Inadequate Hate Crime Definition in Irish Law

25th October 2018

Effective Lines of Communication with Schools are Essential During Auditing Process

24th October 2018

Green Party Welcomes Proposed Excavation of Tuam Mother-and-Baby Site

19th October 2018

Greens Call for Yes Vote in Blasphemy Referendum

12th September 2018

Greens raise questions over Garda tactics following arrests at North Frederick Street protest

11th June 2018

O’Gorman calls for dedicated Traveller Employment Strategy

5th June 2018

O’Gorman welcomes EU Court of Justice recognition of same-sex marriage

11th April 2018

Fingal Co Co to reduce use of controversial pesticides