Cllr Punam Rane
I am delighted to have been elected as a Councillor in the Blanchardstown – Mulhuddart electoral area.
I would like to be your voice and act in the best interests of our diverse Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart community which includes the areas of Blanchardstown Village, Waterville, Corduff, Tyrrelstown, Hollystown, St. Margaret’s, Lanesborough, the rural areas north of the N3 and parts of Castleknock.
Investment in new schools (primary and secondary) together with allocation of funding for improvement of infrastructure of existing schools
Good resources for children like additional playgrounds and improvements to existing ones, improvement in sports facilities and designated community centres
Ensure the local road network can match capacity for business and residential planning
There are numerous ways that we can work together to improve our community and make it a better place to live. So, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any issues, concerns, and ideas as how we can work together to improve our local area.
I look forward to meeting you over the coming months and to discuss the issues that matter to you.
A bit about me . . . .
I have lived in Dublin 15 for the last 16 years with my husband and daughter. As a parent of a 13-year-old, I have been involved in local scouts, running, and basketball clubs – encouraging adults and children to participate.
I have always been interested in politics and I became involved in Fine Gael over the last few years. I decided that I want to become more active, drive change and improvements within our area which is what has motivated me to decide to run in the local elections in May.
I have a degree in Maths & Physics, a post – graduate degree in Computer Science and an MBA from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School in Technology Management.
I have worked for a number of multi-national companies in Dublin and am the Co-Founder of Appistoki, a consultancy and technology organisation.
I am a strong supporter of initiatives like Women in Tech and Girls in Tech. I mentor Technology start-ups and female entrepreneurs to build and foster an organic community promoting good mentorship.