A North Cork native, I graduated from the University of Limerick with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration. After traveling the world for a few years, I moved to Dublin first working as a marketing manager and then opening my own business, Zip Yard Dun Laoghaire on Upper George’s St. I consider myself lucky to call Dun Laoghaire home now for 14 years.
Launching and driving a successful business has been a dream come true; providing employment opportunities in the heart of the town centre and doing my bit to create a vibrant community.
My reason for getting involved in politics is personal, I want my five year old daughter to grow up surrounded by an active, environmentally conscious community; especially one that supports local businesses and causes.
Over my ten years in business I have never taken the support or loyalty of my customers for granted and if elected to represent the people of Dun Laoghaire, I won’t take that for granted either.
My goal is to tackle the issues that I hear customers talking about on a daily basis;
- climate action and environmental issues,
- tackling the housing crisis, the supply of affordable housing and security of tenure in the rental market,
- recovering the vibrant town centre of Dun Laoghaire; let’s make empty commercial units a thing of the past and bring local employment opportunities
- Family sporting initiatives in the local area,
I want to build on the incredible local support I received when opening my small business and and I ask you to please support my quest to make Dun Laoghaire thrive again.
Help make our 'Harbour support' our 'main street' A number 1 vote for me is a vote for our town centre.
Mise le meas,
Juliet O Connell