Socialist - Clare Daly

Q & A with Dublin North Socialist Party candidate Clare Daly


 Name Clare Daly Address21, Elmwood Drive, Swords Date of birth 11/04/1968 Constituency  Dublin North Party  Socialist Party








Occupation :

Airport Worker

Previous occupation:

Airport Worker

Financial Interests:


Income (aside from income derived from political office): 

just over €30,000

Approximate net worth of capital assets aside from family residence:


Information on political career to date:

County Councillor since 1999. Narrowly beaten on the last count, for the last seat in Dublin North in 2002. First contested, Dail elections in 1997,  and 1998 By-election. First elected in Swords ward in local elections 2004. 


Personal election manifesto:
Don't have one – personal is personal. Aer Lingus shop-steward, living in Swords, convenor of the Anti-Bin Tax campaign, that sort of stuff.

Why should voters in your constituency vote for you rather than for other candidates, including candidates representing the political party which you represent?
Unparalleled record as campaigner alongside residents in relation to community and workplace issues. Use elected positions as platform to organise from.

What do you consider to be the main election issues in your constituency?

Legacy of unsustainable planning in terms of delay in delivery of supporting infrastructure, lack of schools, and facilities, gridlock and inadequate public transport. Privatisation of Aer Lingus, rip-off estate management companies


Where do you stand in relation to these constituency issues?

Led the debate on Fingal County Council for sustainable development and against speculative rezonings, not just inside, but also outside the Council chamber in the communities, would be known across the area for this. It is the failure of these decisions that has caused the problems being experienced by residents both established and those new to the area. This and the lack of government investment.

Aer Lingus shop-steward, implacably opposed to the privatisation. Present debacle and threat to jobs and conditions in the airline, with the company being played with by casino capitalism is a vindication of the correctness of our position and warnings about what privatisation would mean.

Active with many different residents groups in organising against inequitable, unregulated management companies.

How much money do you expect to spend in the election campaign?

Maybe €10,000, not sure.


What will be the sources of this finance?

Local fundraising events. Policy to refuse any corporate donations.