patrickcostelloportrait900I am the new Green Party representative for our area and the new ward of Rathgar/Rathmines. I was educated at Gonzaga, UCD, and Trinity, and grew up in this area, where I continue to live and work.

My professional work as a Social Worker has given me hands on experience of the tough circumstances affecting families across our locality at present. Ten years of volunteering as Scout Leader at Leeson Park Scout Group have shown me that it takes work to improve our situation. It is now time to contribute more.

I do not come from a political background. No one in my family has ever been involved in politics.  I have decided to run now because I believe in three things:

  • Better planned services and public facilities can improve our quality of life and strengthen our community;
  • Local businesses should be better supported by the Local Council;
  • Green principles of transparency and sustainable growth are needed more than ever as our city responds to changing times.

I have the right balance of youth and experience to achieve this.

Over the coming months I will be visiting every home in our area and I hope to meet you in person. In the meantime please contact me directly and let me know whether you share these objectives and if you would be interested in working with me to make them happen.