Cllr Dermot Looney
Fáilte romhat chuig suíomh idirlín Dermot Looney, Chomhairleoir Chontae Pháirtí an Lucht Oibre in Áth Cliath Theas. Déan teanghmháil le Dermot tríd na sonraí ar dheis.
Cllr Dermot Looney is a 30 year-old Labour Party representative on South Dublin County Council. He was elected in June 2009 for the new 'Tallaght Central' ward, which includes Greenhills, Perrystown, Templeogue and other parts of Dublin 6w and 12 as well as Tallaght.
Dermot is one of the youngest Labour Councillors in the country - combining the energy and passionate politics of youth with more than a decade's experience in a range of local, national and international movements, from anti-war activism to local development issues and workers' rights campaigns.
Having lived in Greenhills all his life, Dermot works as a primary school teacher in St Dominic's NS, Tallaght. He follows in the socialist traditions of the local Labour Party which have helped to sustain the local community for more than 50 years.
Since his election, Dermot has hit the headlines for his principled stances both on the Council and beyond. He has been heavily involved in campaigns for community-led planning against ruthless speculators, and has defended local public services including health, transport and housing. He has continually raised the need for radical action on derelict sites and ghost estates, called on the Council not to deal with companies engaged in human rights abuses in Palestine, demanded the protection of services at Tallaght Hospital, and opposed increases in bin charges and the privatisation of Coillte.
Dermot's motion to bring a Gay Pride Festival to Tallaght in February 2010 has resulted in a series of Council events promoting LGBT equality. As a teacher and Councillor, Dermot Looney has stood with local schools, including St Joseph's Special School in Balrothery, to protect staffing levels and resources, particularly for special needs children. His commitment to education extends to his election from the Council to County Dublin VEC, where he is campaigning for a better and fairer grant service for students from less well-off backgrounds. He takes pride in serving on the Boards of five local schools, including his alma mater Greenhills College, where he was elected Chairperson of the Board of Management just eight years after doing his Leaving Cert.
In Cllr Dermot Looney, local people have a vibrant, energetic and committed young representative with the principled politics we need on the Council. Dermot's contact details are on the right hand side of this page - please contact him with any queries or comments.
Dermot's Campaign Group on Facebook
Dermot's newsletter for Dublin 6w & 12 - Spring 2010 edition Labour Voice
Archives : Labour Voice September 2009 edition