Eamonn Maloney TD
Eamonn became involved in party politics at the age of 14. Eamonn has lived in Tallaght for over 30 years and was first elected to South Dublin County Council in 1999.
Eamonn is actively engaged in lobbying for the return of the IDA to Tallaght and has recently held meetings with the IDA and the Dept of Enterprise and Employment. The re-establishment of an IDA office in the south of the County is vital to halt the spread of unemployment. Eamonn was a board member of the Meath Foundation in Tallaght Hospital and is also on the board of the Civic Theatre in Tallaght.
Eamonn previously served as Mayor of South Dublin from 2006-2007 when he led the campaign to protect children's services at Tallaght Hospital. This campaign resulted in Eamonn leading Tallaght's biggest public demonstration in two decades when over 4000 people came out in protest to defend the Children's Hospital.The threat to the Children's Hospital in Tallaght remains as plans continue to move services to the new Mater site.
Eamonn has a proven track record as a campaigner against high rise and over development. As Mayor, Eamonn scored a major victory over developers when he tabled a series of amendments to the Tallaght Town Centre Local Area Plan. His actions resulted in new rigorous height restrictions on new residential buildings and new rules to prevent speculators taking over new residential developments with strict rules on tenure for all new apartment complexes.
Eamonn has a passionate interest in the heritage of Tallaght and is a regular contributor to the Tallaght Echo on Tallaght History.He is the author of "Tallaght A Place with History" which was published this year. Eamonn believes it is imperative that Tallaght secures City Status so the community can take charge of shaping the next phase of Tallaght's development.