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Gerard Sheehan

Ongar LEA - Fingal County Council

Gerard Sheehan is married to Sinead and they have five children.

He has been involved in local issues for many years with a view to improving the area and helping to grow a more inclusive community.

Gerard helped set up the Ongar Tidy Towns group, Ongar Community Garden and is a Director of the Shared Facilities Executive of Ongar Community Centre and St. Benedicts National School. Gerard is also on the School board of St. Philip the Apostle NS in Mountview as well as the Parish Pastoral Council which deals with churches in Huntstown, Littlepace, Blakestown, Hartstown and Mountview.

He is a founding member and coach of the NAC Sharks Special Olympics Club. Gerard and his family have a long-time involvement with Erin Go Bragh GAA Club, Ongar Chasers Basketball club and Coolmine Swimming club

Contact details

Phone: 089 437 5144

Gerard's Local Election Leaflet

The Irish political system is radically broken

In Ireland the vast majority of elected representatives put a finger in the air to check which way the political wind is blowing. They have one eye on their leaders – seeking brownie points – and another eye keeping their seat safe. If elected reps shut up and do as they’re told, they are promoted; if they stand up for what they believe in, they are demoted. No wonder we have the political class we have. No wonder one point one billion euro is being buried in a hole under the National Children’s Hospital and that Stormont is in stalemate.

Throughout Ireland, many people are now afraid to say what they feel, many are afraid to respectfully engage on a range of different topics. Many feel there is a new censorship and a new political correctness in Ireland, that opposition to the establishment is being deleted.

Respectful opposition is not the enemy. Respectful opposition is a critical element of a functional democracy. Aontú will have the backbone to stand up, without fear, for you.