Cathleen Carney Boud has been selected by the membership of Sinn Féin in Dublin North West to contest the upcoming General Elections alongside Dessie Ellis TD. Cathleen was elected to Dublin City Council on the first count in May 2014. She is a member of the Local Area Committee and the Joint Policing Committee for the Constituency of Dublin North West.
Cathleen is a full-time public representative and works closely with Dessie Ellis TD and the local Sinn Féin organisation. She works out of the Constituency Office at 6 Poppintree Mall in Finglas Village and is available to deal with Council related issues relevant to the constituency of Dublin North West.
Cathleen, is also a member of the Planning and International Relations Strategic Policy Committee, the Ballymun Civic Alliance and is a Board member of City of Dublin Education and Training Board. She is Chairperson of the Board of Plunkett College and a Board Member of Whitehall College, Cólaiste Eoin, Margaret Aylward and College and the Governing body of the Dublin Institute of Technology. She is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
As a member of Dublin City Council, Cathleen attends regular meetings of the Dublin North West Safety Forums and Resident Associations. She has worked with her colleagues on Dublin City Council to secure a 15% reduction in the local property tax in Dublin city. She has successfully campaigned to prevent land swap on Moore Street and the ongoing campaign for a proper Memorial of the 1916 Easter Rising Leaders and the re-furbishment of the area. Cathleen is currently working on the Dublin City Development Plan pushing for purpose built homes for Senior Citizens and disabled to be included in future building plans.
In her work as a Dublin City Councillor, Cathleen Carney Boud has submitted numerous motions to the City Council regarding the ‘Swale’ in Ballygall and succeeded in getting an improvement in landscaping of the area, she works closely with the Council and the Gardaí around crime and crime prevention in the area and an improvement in Youth Services and has succeeded in getting a commitment from the Gardaí for improved patrolling of Public Parks in the area.
Cathleen has made submissions to the Waste Management Plan demanding more sustainable waste management policies, campaigned on Housing, both public and private and policies to bring an end to homelessness. She has campaigned against Water Rates and the privatisation of Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann. She has also campaigned on Workers rights and solidarity with the Clerys and Dunnes Stores worker.
Cathleen was raised and attended school in Dublin and is married to Andrew Boud and they have three teenage children. She lives in Glasnevin.