Cllr Colm O’Rourke
I was elected to Dublin City Council in May 2019, as a first time candidate, representing the Cabra-Glasnevin Electoral Area. I’ve lived in the area for all of my life and if elected I want to be a strong local voice for all residents.
I’ve been an active volunteer in the charitable sector for many years and have worked with various initiatives including those involving the elderly, community work and a fund that provides holidays for children. Having this experience, I’m passionate about community development and want to be a Councillor that will work closely with residents to build a stronger sense of community spirit in the area.
I’m 28 years old and I’m a graduate of Maynooth University. I work in public relations and communications, currently within the not-for-profit sector. I have spoken at the United Nations about young people in communities making positive impacts on the environment – this is something I feel very passionately about.
I care strongly about youth engagement with political life and I believe that residents of all ages will benefit from an energetic, hardworking, young representative. A young voice will bring fresh perspectives to an area that is rapidly evolving and I will bring an optimistic perspective to Dublin City Council.
I want to improve people’s lives by focusing on local issues in Dublin City Council. I want to work with the Fine Gael group on Dublin City Council to make the Council accountable to the people of the city. I will work to improve public transport, reduce anti-social behaviour and improve our physical infrastructure so that all the people of Dublin can enjoy the many amenities of our city.
MY PRIORITIES FOR ASHTOWN, CABRA, DRUMCONDRA, GLASNEVIN, NAVAN ROAD AND PHIBSBOROUGH:
- Traffic Congestion
- Public Transport
- Anti-Social Behaviour
Please contact me if I can be of assistance.
Dublin City Council