Fine Gael Candidate for Ballymun/Finglas Local Elections 2019
A native of Ballymun and currently living in the Wadelai area, Sean has strong family ties in both Ballymun and Finglas where many members of his family still live today. Growing up in Ballymun during the regeneration and witnessing first hand the lack of common sense and decency shown towards people during this time was one of the main motivating factors that got Sean interested in politics.
Sean was educated in Our Lady Of Victories N.S. and B.N.S. for his primary education where he was an active member of the G.A.A. team winning various titles under the tutelage of former Dublin captain Paddy Christie. He then attended St. Aidan’s C.B.S. for his secondary school education where he developed a passion for public speaking and debating. Sean also holds a BA (Hons) in Economics, Politics and Law as well as an MA in Political Communication from Dublin City University (DCU).
During his time in DCU Sean’s passion for politics grew and he was a founding member of the Model United Nations society on campus, and went on to receive special recognition at competitions abroad such as the “Honourable Mention” from the London School of Economics (LSE) for his role in the “London Security Exercise” simulation in 2013. Sean was also involved with the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) society and the St. Vincent De Paul Society during his time in DCU.
Sean’s professional and voluntary experience includes roles within the Diplomatic, Banking and retails sectors having previously worked as the Civil Society Affairs officer at the Embassy of Israel in Dublin, Credit Card Account management at Bank of Ireland and as a Sales Co-Worker in IKEA Dublin.
Sean has also held various voluntary positions such as Vice Chair of Ballymun Tidy Towns and is a co-founder and active member of his local residents association.
Outside of Politics and community work, Sean is very passionate about looking after his dogs and enjoying trips to the cinema as well as watching various series on T.V. Sean is also very passionate about sports and remains a social member of Ballymun Kickhams G.A.A. club, having played with the club up to minor level.