New Candidate for Rathfarnham Officially Launches Campaign
Issued : Friday 28 February, 2014
Aideen Carberry, local election candidate for the Labour Party in the Rathfarnham local electoral area, officially launched her campaign in the Ballyroan Community Centre, Rathfarnham on Thursday night (27th February).
Carberry, who was officially selected to run for the Labour Party in September of last year, was joined on the evening by her family, friends, neighbours and members of Labour Youth.
Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Carberry said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been selected to run for the Labour Party in the area that I have grown up in. The Labour Party has an exemplary record on South Dublin County Council in terms of local activism and planning. I would be delighted to join our sitting councillors in their endeavours to ensure that our communities are clean, safe places to live with the amenities necessary to ensure a decent standard of living.”
“My priorities for the Rathfarnham electoral area are to highlight the need for more secondary school places, particularly in the Knocklyon area, to champion good planning practises and keep residents informed of developments; and to promote the involvement of younger people in local politics and activism.”
Carberry is a former national Chairperson of Labour Youth, the youth wing of the Labour Party. She is a full time trade union organiser and grew up in Glenlyon, Knocklyon where she still lives with her family. She is standing in the Rathfarnham electoral area along side sitting Labour Party Councillor, Paddy Cosgrave.