Dublin Central Team

Minister Paschal Donohoe TD

Paschal is the Fine Gael TD for Dublin Central and in June 2020 was re-appointed as the Minister for Finance for Ireland.

He was first appointed to that role in June 2017, at which point he also held the position of Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. This is the first time a Minister had held both of the finance portfolios.

He was elected as President of Eurogroup of Finance Ministers in July 2020.

Paschal was appointed as the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in May 2016. Prior to that he served, from July 2014-May 2016, as the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. Paschal has also held the position of Minister for European Affairs at the Department of An Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs from July 2013-July 2014.

He was elected as a TD in February 2011, where he topped the poll in Dublin Central. Prior to his election, he was a member of Seanad Éireann from 2007 to 2011. He served as member of Dublin City Council from 2004 to 2007.

Paschal was formerly the Chair of Ireland’s Future in Europe Oireachtas Sub-Committee, as well as a member of the Public Accounts Committee. He has also served as the Vice-Chair of the European Affairs Committee and, as a Senator, he served as a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport.

During his time as member of Dublin City Council, Paschal served as Chair of the Environment & Engineering Strategic Policy Committee, as a member of the Corporate Policy Group and also as Chairman of the Central Area Committee.
Paschal is a graduate of University of Dublin, Trinity College, with a degree in Politics and Economics and has attended St. Declan’s CBS, Cabra.

Contact Paschal by phone on 01 6183689 or by email at paschal.donohoe@oireachtas.ie.


It’s that time of year, the NEIC Community Grants Scheme 2022 is now live, and applications are being accepted.


This year’s theme is ‘Family Activities’, so get thinking, get creative, and get in touch with your ideas to make the NEIC a better place through the Community Grants Scheme.  


You can access the NEIC Community Grant 2022 Guidelines and a NEIC Community Grant 2022 Application Form online at https://www.neic.ie/news/neic-community-grants-scheme-2022.


Don’t forget that the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5PM TUESDAY 31st MAY 2022.


If I can be of help to you or your organisation, please get in touch with me at Paschal.Donohoe@oireachtas.ie or by telephone at  01 618 3689.


Councillor Ray McAdam

North Inner City


Ray was initially elected as the Fine Gael City Councillor for the North Inner City in 2009, the first Fine Gael representative in the area for twenty-four years and successfully re-elected in 2014 and 2019.


Ray is the Fine Gael Leader on Dublin City Council.


Ray also serves as the Chairman of the Council’s Planning & Urban Form Strategic Policy Committee. Among his priorities in this role, include:

  • Reviewing the existing Dublin City Development Plan (in effect the planning rule book for our city) and beginning the process of putting in place a new planning rule book from 2022;
  • Better implementation of new short-term residential letting regulations;
  • Advancement of new areas of Architectural Conservation.


Ray secured a renewed mandate in May 2019 on a platform that included:

  • Delivering new and better housing in O’Devaney Gardens, Dominick Street, North King Street, Croke Villas, St. Mary’s Mansions
  • Delivering a dedicated Local Roads Improvement Programme across the North Inner City.
  • Delivering a Footpath Enhancement Scheme across the North Inner City.
  • Delivering and implement a ‘Naming & Shaming’ plan to tackle illegal dumping.


Ray lives in Stoneybatter with his wife, Niamh and their young son.


Contact Ray by phone on 01 618 3689
Or by email at raymcadam@gmail.com

Councillor Colm O’Rourke

Cabra / Glasnevin


Colm was elected to Dublin City Council in May 2019, as a first time Councillor, representing the Cabra-Glasnevin Electoral Area. Colm is a young voice who will bring fresh perspectives to an area that is rapidly evolving and he is bringing an optimistic perspective to Dublin City Council.


Colm seeks to improve people’s lives by focusing on local issues in Dublin City Council. He is working to make the Council accountable to the people of the city and to improve public transport, reduce anti-social behaviour and improve our physical infrastructure so that all the people of Dublin can enjoy the many amenities of our city.


Colm’s priorities for the communities of Cabra / Glasnevin include;


  • Housing;
  • Traffic Congestion;
  • Public Transport;
  • Anti-Social Behaviour;
  • Litter