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Dr. John Walsh

Councillor for Dublin West

Working with Joan Burton, T.D. and Cllr Mary McCamley

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About John

Born and raised in Glenville, I currently live in Ashleigh. I was educated in St. Francis Xavier’s National School, before attending Belvedere College. I am a graduate of Irish History and Education from Trinity College Dublin and hold a doctorate in education policy.


I am a lecturer and researcher in Education in Trinity College, working with primary and secondary teachers. Among other projects, I am the author of a successful biography of Dr Patrick Hillery, former President of Ireland.


I am passionate about education and its power to transform people’s lives. I am deeply involved in education both through my job and as a member of the board of management of local primary and secondary schools. I have had the privilege to serve as chairperson of the board of Castleknock Community College for the last four years and have a strong commitment to supporting local schools and teachers who are working to implement new initiatives on child protection and curriculum change at junior cycle level.


As vice-chair of the Education and Training Board (previously the VEC) I have worked to keep up investment in our local schools and to make the case for extending apprenticeship and PLC courses.


I believe in supporting the work of volunteers and community groups and am active in a number of local voluntary organisations, including my local community centre in Laurel Lodge. As a researcher I have advised on and developed successful applications for project funding to support local community initiatives from the Department of Social Protection and Pobal.

The Council works best in partnership with strong communities. I believe in working with local communities, sports clubs and residents’ associations to find constructive solutions to local problems


Please don’t hesitate to contact me - email me or give me a call.


Thank you,

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