Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Little Bit about Me

A little bit about me, and why I believe I am qualified to run for Chairperson of the Labour Party.

  • Born and raised in Crumlin, Dublin.
  • Educated at Crumlin CBS, Rathmines College and Trinity College Dublin.
  • Historian of the Labour Party, writing a forensic analysis of the Labour Party in Government from 1973-77.
  • Active member of the Hugh Geraghty (Crumlin, Drimnagh, Walkinstown) Branch for nearly a decade.
  • Member of Labour Party Finance Sub-Committee.
  • Chairperson of Labour Youth 2008-2009.
  • Organised and co-ordinated the "Gilmore for Taoiseach" Campaign over two separate Labour Party conferences.
  • During his tenure as Chairperson of Labour Youth, saw one of the most significant recruitment drives in the history of Labour Youth in which the membership doubled, a feat not seen since the "Spring Tide".
  • Member of Executive of the Hugh Geraghty (Crumlin, Drimnagh, Walkinstown) Branch since 2005.
  • Member of Trinity Access Program Steering Committee.
  • Member of Dublin South Central Constituency Executive.
  • Chairperson of Thornley Branch (TCD) 2008.
  • Vice-Chairperson of Labour Youth 2007-2008, running many successful campaigns including: 'Cut AIDs, Cut VAT' resulting in a reduction in VAT on condoms from 21% to 13.5%; re-organising the Anti-Fees Campaign and calling for 'an end to recruitment ban in the HSE'.
  • Currently working in the retail sector
  • Supporter of Shelbourne Athletic Football Club.
  • Bank of Ireland Millennial Scholar.
  • Regular contributor to media through radio and print.

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