About Sinéad Gibney

Dublin needs to change, for all of us who live and work here.

This is why I’m running to be your MEP. I believe that I am the person, and the Social Democrats are the party, to make that change happen.

I love this city and I’m passionate about making it a fairer city, where decent housing and decent work are within the reach of all, not just the very few.

I’m the former Chief Commissioner for Human Rights and Equality in Ireland, and I have leadership experience in business and public sector organisations, including eight years in Google Ireland, leading their corporate social responsibility team.

I raised my daughter as a lone parent, and that sparked my activist journey, including becoming chair of One Family, an organisation that supports people parenting alone. I understand that we need a new approach, where the State is there for its people, where politics is honest, and where policies actually deliver for you, the voter.

My priorities are housing, a fair city, and change that you can trust. That means better quality public services, a safe community, clean air and water, and thriving homegrown businesses. We need to take all that we love about our city, and safeguard it for our younger and future generations.

I’m working to deliver change - change you can trust.

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Why vote for Sinéad Gibney?

A vision for Dublin

Dublin is a unique city with a proud history, a city that always looks to the future. I will work to build a fairer Dublin, retaining what is best about Dublin and building a future where culture and business thrive. A city that welcomes its citizens as well as its tourists, where housing and services meet the needs of the people who live and work here, where nightlife is vibrant and where all of us Dubliners can meet and work and importantly, thrive, in our  city.

Good quality public services

We know that current policies are not delivering for our needs in so many areas. Housing, healthcare, transport and childcare are fundamental services that are far below what voters demand and deserve. I will work to develop better services, universally accessible, to drive equality and promote sustainability.

A fairer society

My vision is that we build an Ireland where the State is there for our people. Where decent work, decent homes, and a decent society are within the reach of all, not just the very few. Where we plan and legislate not just for our economy, but for our society. And where everyone’s participation is recognised and valued, encouraged and supported.

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About the Social Democrats

Social Democrats Leader, Holly Cairns

We stand for change. We stand for equality. We stand for accountability.

The Social Democrats believe in an inclusive, fair and just Ireland in which dignity, respect, and equality of outcome are paramount.

We believe the potential, and desire, for change in Ireland is huge. We also know that people want genuine change – not a repackaging of stale parties, or policies, as something new. We believe that social democracy offers the transformative change Ireland needs.

At its core, social democracy is about protecting those fundamental elements that provide every member of society with dignity and opportunity.

Good quality public services – in housing, healthcare, education and other areas – must be universally accessible to drive equality, promote sustainability, reduce costs for businesses and families, and provide a robust and reliable social and economic safety net. These are areas where the State must play an active role – consistently and decisively

This is why the Social Democrats want to provide people with a real choice about what that future will look like. The Social Democrats is a party for a new era .