The Green Party have announced that Oisín Ó hAlmhain is to run as their candidate in the Ballyfermot-Drimnagh area for the local elections in 2014.
Oisín is a father of 2 living in the railway estate in Inchicore who has been involved in green issues since 1992 when he and other students there successfully lobbied Trinity College to introduce glass recycling. Other achievements include being a founding member the monthly Dolphin’s Barn Canal cleanup and involvement with the Inchicore on track campaign, and has long been an advocate for buying locally from independent retailers.
He is an experienced hospital pharmacist, having worked for over a decade in state hospitals with a brief period spent in a mission hospital in Uganda. Currently he holds the Health spokesperson portfolio for the Green Party.
As a champion of next generation democracy, Oisín is trying to empower residents across the city by promoting the use of sites like www.SeeClickFix.com and www.FixMystreet.ie to get citizens problems solved in a transparent manner.
Oisín stood as the Green Party candidate in Dublin South Central in the 2011general election, achieving the highest vote among Green Party candidates who were not sitting members of the oireachtas.
“I am delighted to be selected as a candidate for this area,” he said. “The can do attitude of people in Inchicore and surrounding areas has struck me since I became a St. Patrick’s athletic season ticket holder with the 500 club 10 years ago. I am looking forward to getting out there and representing people who are empowering themselves to get out and fix Dublin. There are many such people in communities like Drimnagh, Ballyfermot Inchicore and Dublin’s tidy town winners in Chapelizod,”
You can also find Oisín on twitter at @OisinOhAlmhain or Facebook at VoteForOisin.
Oisín Ó hAlmhain, 087 1736590
Notes for editors:
A more complete biography for Oisín is available from www.real-Dublin.ie