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.
Elections for Community Representatives to the GDA Board and Consultative Group
The elections for new Community Representatives to the GDA Board and Consultative Group took place on 16th August 2021.
The nominee going forward for approval to the GDA Board is Luke McManus.
The first nominee going for approval to the Consultative Group is Eugene Kelly. Following a tied vote for the second position, nominees Fiona Kelly and Mark O’Neill have agreed to split the term, with Mark O’Neill taking the first 1.5 years.
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
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 residents/tenants association can nominate and vote in both the Board and Consultative Group elections. In the 2021 call for registrations, a total of 13 residents/tenants associations registered for this election process. See the list of registered associations below.
A Community Group includes residents/tenants 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 2021 call for groups, a total of 17 Community Groups registered for this election process. See the list of registered community groups below.
If you have any queries relating to this or any other matter please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to take you though the process.
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.