Cllr Frankie Daly

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A new voice, championing local issues in Limerick

Hi thanks for taking the time to visit my website

Some people reading this website will be familiar with my background while others will be reading about a new voice championing local issues for Limerick for the first time

 So let me tell you a little about myself.

 I am the son of Frank and Catherine Daly with three sisters and one younger brother - Catherine, Joanie, Helen and Christopher.I am married to Kate and have two young children. I attended Ballynanty and Caherdavin NSA, followed by Edmond Rice and St. Munchin's, Corbally.  It was at the latter where my interest in sports came to fruition –rugby, soccer and GAA and as a teenager; I earned the reputation of being the fasted 400 metre sprinter in the country.

 I have had the honour of being a former Irish international rugby player,toured South Africa with the Irish under-19s, alongside the likes of Rob Kearney (and current Irish Internationals Fergus McFadden and Devin Toner)

I was also part of the St. Munchin's team that clinched the prestigious Munster Senior Cup in 2004. 

 After school, I studied for a Bachelor of Arts at Mary Immaculate College, specialising in media and communications and also qualified with a Diploma from University of Limerick, Professional and Education Studies, studying the effects of alcohol and drug addiction.

 I have worked as Youth Justice Worker in Limerick for some time, working closely with several bodies including the Gardai in dealing with anti-social behaviour. ( View video where I speaks about my  role as a Youth Justice Worker with Ballynanty Garda Youth Diversion Project and the benefits of the proposed Northside Youth Space )

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So why politics?

Some people may already know that I was instrumental in the establishment of the hugely successful Northside Legacy FC, which has around 70 members and competes in the local league. Under my leadership the club has secured a 22 year free hold lease on over three hectares of green space for the development of sports facilities for the area of Thomondgate, Kileely and the surrounding areas, Limerick City North.

Through my work as a Youth Justice Worker in my home city, I am only too keenly aware of the challenges facing society as a whole. Having seen the benefits of adopting a hands on approach through the work of legendary youth workers Ray Maloney and Paul Kiely, I believe that by adopting a ‘bottom up approach’ instead of a ‘bottom down approach’ (Taking power away from community and disenfranchising its members) to politics we can give power to the community itself to facilitate change and create positive outcomes.

My pledge to you

To serve the people of Limerick and not the vested interests of others;

To work relentlessly to improve our community as a whole, by improving facilities, services, and educational opportunities for all;

And to advocate relentlessly so people can succeed not based on their address, or where they were born, but rather on their hard work, ability, commitment, and perseverance

If there are any issues that you would like to discuss, do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you

Regards

Frankie