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About Ray

Ray lives in Stoneybatter with wife, Niamh and their young son.7F0A304C-B2E7-4ADE-9263-AD9F7A2EFA4B


Ray was initially elected as the Fine Gael City Councillor for the North Inner City in 2009, the first Fine Gael representative in the area for twenty-four years and successfully re-elected in 2014 and 2019.


Ray is the Fine Gael Leader on Dublin City Council.

Ray also serves as the Chairman of the Council’s Planning & Urban Form Strategic Policy Committee. Among his priorities in this role, include:

  • Reviewing the existing Dublin City Development Plan, in effect the planning rule book for our city and to begin the process of putting in place a new planning rule book from 2022.
  • Better implementation of new short-term residential letting regulations.
  • Advancement of new areas of Architectural Conservation.


Ray is a member of the Arts, Culture, Leisure & Recreation SPC, Dublin City Joint Policing IMG-3056Committee, the Health Services Executive (HSE) Regional Health Forum and the Docklands Oversight Committee.

Ray secured a renewed mandate in May 2019 on a platform that included:

  • Delivering new and better housing in O’Devaney Gardens, Dominick Street, North King Street, Croke Villas, St. Mary’s Mansions.
  • Delivering a dedicated Local Roads Improvement Programme across the North Inner City.
  • Delivering a Footpath Enhancement Scheme across the North Inner City.
  • Delivering and implement a ‘Naming & Shaming’ plan to tackle illegal dumping.
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