|Eibhlin Byrne (Fianna Fàil)|
|Lord Mayor of Dublin|
|00353(0)1853 00 72|
|Data from the candidatewatch.ie|
The Good: Personal Web site eibhlinbyrne.eu
Twitter account existsBlog – 11 updates allready (all in latest 30 days).
The Bad: Twitter statistics: Following 10, Followers 0
No LinkedIN Profile.
Conclusion: Eibhlin Byrne communicates online to you (not with you). There is no email or contact form to ask or say anything. There is a list of questions not responded to on . Eibhlin Byrne does not engage in communication with you. She just ‘talks down at you’. The Blog does not adhere to the standards of the social media. It is set up as a one way communication channel, and as such will have ‘0 Effectiveness’ online.
A Message from Eibhlin Byrne (from her own web site): Hi there and thanks for visiting this website. As you know I am Eibhlin Byrne, the current Lord Mayor of Dublin. I’m married to Ken and we have three daughters, Clare, Lisa and Aisling. We’re all living in the Mansion House, complete with Sam our three-year-old bulldog. I’ve been a Dublin City Councillor for the past seven years representing the Clontarf Ward which includes Dollymount, Marino, Fairview, Donnycarney, Beaumont and of course Clontarf itself. On the City Council I’ve been a member of the Special Committee on Housing and Community Affairs. I have a special passion for challenging the problem of homelessness in Dublin.I’ve also been a member of the Dublin Regional Authority, the Lord Mayor’s Commission on Crime and the Special Committee on Dublin Bay. My full time job, prior to becoming Lord Mayor, was as senior manager for the Daughters of Charity Child and Family Services. I have responsibility for ten family centres around the city. Previously I have worked in homeless services, on international student programmes and as a teacher. I am chairperson of the Visiting Committee for Dochas and a board member of Console, a charity working with families bereaved through suicide. I have a special interest in older people’s issues having chaired the national council on ageing and older people and Dublin City Council’s Policy Group on Older people.
MY PIORITIES FOR EUROPE BELIEVE: Self-belief and confidence are the bedrock not alone of economic growth, but of healthy communities. And it is our own belief in ourselves that will get us through the hard times ahead. Right now, the Dublin city-region and all of Ireland, stands at a cross-roads. We need collectively to decide whether we are all about to disappear into an abyss of poverty, handouts and economic meltdown or whether, working together, we can negotiate our way through the most turbulent and challenging period in living history. Whilst jobs and the economy are rightly uppermost in many people’s minds, we need and can build, better healthier communities, where we deploy people’s time and energies in helping the needy, be they children, homeless, unemployed, people with addictions or the elderly. The Celtic Tiger for many was a time of plenty, but now we face the challenge of adjusting to a better, more balanced distribution of wealth. This very week we can see the contrasting effects on our collective psyche of; · sporting success, be it in a young little-known amateur golfer beating the cream of European professionals and winning the Irish Open or in Leinster being crowned as the kings of European rugby, or · communal shame that we allowed so many innocent children to suffer in cruel institutions that harbored criminals Just like charity begins at home, so the first step on the road to recovery begins with each and every one of us. We need to trust that collectively, we can overcome the challenges that everyone is facing. We need political leaders whose values are grounded in the community, who can counter the unending and destructive onslaught of negativity. To get Dublin back to work, we need to work back to back, both at home and in Europe. We need to believe in ourselves.
CHANGE: If we always do what we’ve always done, we will always get what we’ve always got. So it is up to each and every one of us to adapt and to make the changes that will inevitably impact on our lives. In these times of crisis, the opportunities to achieve change – be it in attitudes, in political structures, in harnessing people’s willingness to contribute to a better balanced society- are actually enhanced. Having worked as a community activist for many years, labored in local politics for six years and having been privileged to serve as Lord Mayor of Dublin, I can see clearly the need for change at local, national and European level. We need to address the obvious disillusionment, apathy and hostility that now pervades in many parts of Ireland towards politics and politicians. People are understandably fearful and angry. We need to accept that anger and turn it into positive energy to facilitate change. We need to listen to people and to address their fears, for their livelihoods, for their families and for their future welfare. My interest in representing you in Europe is based on my belief that we, as committed Europeans, can learn from and contribute to a better, evolving and exciting European Union, where Ireland is a proactive leader and is perceived as a positive force to achieve real, sustainable change. We need to change what’s wrong.
DELIVER: People are justifiably tired of hollow aspirations and broken promises. Politicians and those in the sheltered public sector have to accept responsibility and accountability for their actions – or lack of actions. At European level, people need to believe that a stronger unified Europe will work and will deliver a better future to the 500 million individuals who make up an enlarged Union. In the Dublin city region we have to deliver the infrastructure that will allow us to compete with the other great cities in attracting mobile investment. We have to capitalize on the assets we have in our five third-level institutions, our young educated workforce, the high-level management skills we have gained with multinationals and fifty years of experience at the forefront of delivering what global investors require. We have to work hard to build a world beating, smart economy, enabling Irish entrepreneurs to thrive alongside leading global players We need to deliver a brighter future, built on optimism and hope.