Election of Local Representatives
Schedule 4 of the Grangegorman Development Agency Act sets out the method by which representatives of the local community will be elected to the Board and the Consultative Body of the Agency. The Community have one position on the Board and two on the Consultative Group. The election process can be summarised as follows;
- Local residents groups and community groups register with the Agency as an interested party
- People from these groups put themselves forward for elections. There are strict criteria on who is eligible to run for election.
Only residents of the defined neighbourhood are eligible (see electoral area map below).
- Two separate votes take place, one for the Board and one for the Consultative Group. Each registered group sends two reps to vote.
- Residents groups can vote in both elections, community groups can only vote in the Consultative Group election.
Following the election process arising from a casual vacancy held on 12th February, the following representative have been put forward for the Consultative Group.
NEW COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE: Eugene Kelly
Current list of Registered Community Groups (see List B).
In order for a person to be eligible for election to the GDA Board or Consultative Group they must fulfil all of the following;
a. Be resident in the GDA area (see map above)
b. Be on the register of electors in the area
c. Be nominated by at least 2 registered groups
The election took place on 12th February 2020
Following the elections for community representatives to the Board and Consultative Group held on 30th August, the following representatives have been put forward for the new term.
GDA BOARD: Louise Keegan
CONSULTATIVE GROUP: Luke McManus and Claire Owens
Registration of Groups
In order to be able to vote in either election or to put forward candidates all groups must first register with the Grangegorman Development Agency. The registration period has now passed and the lists for both elections have been compiled, one for the Board election and one for the Consultative Group election. Please see below.
A tenant/residents’ association can nominate and vote in both the Board and Consultative Group elections. In the 2018 call for groups, a total of 9 tenant/resident associations registered for this election process.
A Community Group includes tenant/resident associations, parish and district associations and groups, youth and sports clubs, and similar non-commercial groups in the Grangegorman neighbourhood (see map above). Registered Community Groups can vote in the Consultative Group election. In the 2018 call for groups, a total of 13 Community Groups registered for this election process.
If you have any queries relating to this or any other matter please do not hesitate to contact us on 01 4024140 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Agency reserves the right to;
(i) decline to register an entity, or to remove an entity from the register, in circumstances where there is a risk of duplication of representation, duplication of voting rights or duplication of votes, or
(ii) take any other action which it believes is necessary to secure and protect the integrity of the electoral process.