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Further information on Derek

Working for you;

  • 1st Elected to South Dublin County Council (SDCC) in 1999
  • Re-elected in 2004 with 3,680 1st preferences votes – the 10th highest vote in Ireland that day
  • Credible 2,701 1st preference votes in last year’s General Election
  • Recently elected Chairman of the Lucan/Clondalkin Area Committee in SDCC
  • Currently a member of South Dublin County Council’s Strategic Policy Committees on Transport, and Sports, Recreation and Community
  • Outgoing Deputy Mayor of South Dublin County Council
  • Previously elected Chairman of SDCC’s Strategic Policy Committee on Sports, Recreation & Parks
  • Previously elected Chairman of the Lucan/Clondalkin Area Committee in SDCC

Community efforts;

  • Director of Pieta House – Ireland’s 1st Community based, free service to people at risk of Suicide and Self-Harm
  • Director of Lucan Disability Action Group – providing services, including transport to residents with disabilities
  • Director of Lucan Home-Start – providing family services in the Lucan community
  • Founder and Co-ordinator of Chernobyl Children Appeal (Irl) – Lucan Group – providing holidays for children from the Chernobyl region in the Lucan area
  • Derek recently opened the new Lucan Youth Services Centre, which will include Lucan’s 1st Youth Café
  • Former Director of Liffey Sound 96.4FM – Lucan’s Community Radio
  • Former Chairman, Manager, and Trainer of Beech Park Football Club, Lucan
  • Founder of the Lucan Skate Park Club – to promote the now open Lucan Skate Park