Dublin Central Team

Minister Paschal Donohoe TD

Paschal Donohoe TD is the Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery, and Reform. He previously served as Minister for Finance from June 2017 to December 2022, having been re-appointed to the role in June 2020.

Minister Donohoe was elected President of the Eurogroup on 9 July 2020, taking up his first two-and-a-half-year term on 13 July 2020. He was re-elected on 5 December 2022, beginning his second mandate on 13 January 2023.

From May 2016 – June 2020, he served as the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, and from July 2014 – May 2016, as the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. He 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.

Minister Donohoe was first elected as a TD in February 2011 for the Dublin Central constituency. Prior to this he was a member of Seanad Éireann from 2007 – 2011. He also served as member of Dublin City Council from 2004 – 2007.

He 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 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.

Minister Donohoe is a graduate of the Trinity College Dublin, with a degree in Politics and Economics and he attended St. Declan’s Christian Brothers School.

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

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