My name is Ciarán Ahern and I’m a first-time candidate running in Dublin South West.
I was born and raised in Rathfarnham and know our area inside out. I’m proud of the community spirit created by the people who live and work here, and through our incredible clubs and community groups. I’m running so future generations in Dublin South West get the same opportunities as I did.
I’m a labour law solicitor with one of Ireland’s largest law firms. I know the importance of hard work and what it can achieve for our community. In my spare time I’m on the Board of Management of Ballyroan Boys National School. I also work with Dublin Cycling Campaign. I advise numerous charities and NGOs on a pro bono basis and regularly provide free employment law advice at Free Legal Advice Centre.
I’m a founding director of the Rathfarnham-based charity Calcutta Connect, which supports education in underprivileged communities in India. I organise the Law Society’s annual “Calcutta Run” fundraiser for Peter McVerry Trust and Hope Foundation, raising €300,000 in 2019 alone.
I want to build on my track record of voluntary community work by becoming a full time public representative. I want to work for a kinder, fairer, and more sustainable future for everyone in Dublin South West.