Elected in 2019, James Geoghegan, 38, is a Councillor for the Pembroke electoral area in the Dublin Bay South constituency.
He grew up in Ranelagh and now lives in Clonskeagh with his wife Claire, and three small children – Hugh (6), Harry (4) and Lila (2).
Geoghegan is currently the Fine Gael group leader on Dublin City Council where he has focussed on:
- Delivering an inclusive society where everyone can own a home, voting in favour of the development of over 3,000 homes by Dublin City Council.
- Sustainable development in the areas of childcare, education, recreational facilities, and village improvements.
- New pitches in Darty for local GAA club, Ranelagh Gaels and securing the inclusion of Donnybrook in the Citywide Development Plan for village enhancements.
- Working closely with local Gardaí in tackling anti-social behaviour, burglaries, and theft through the Southeast Joint Policing Committee.
- Delivering almost €2 million worth of grants for sports, cultural and community projects for the Sandymount and Ringsend area, including Clanna Gael and Railway Union, through the Community Gain Liaison Committee
- Championing initiatives to support neurodiverse and autistic people across the city.
Geoghegan serves on the Housing Strategic Policy Committee and the Southeast Inner City Drugs Taskforce.
He is a practising barrister with a particular focus on Public and Constitutional law, as well as civil proceedings related to crime. He is also a board member of the National Maternity hospital.
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