Barry Ward has been a councillor for the Blackrock area, including Booterstown, Deansgrange, Foxrock, Monkstown and Stillorgan, since 2009;
he was comfortably re-elected in 2014.
He has worked hard on your behalf to make Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council more accountable.
He has highlighted various issues such as parking, parks, public transport, cycling, disadvantage, the local economy (particularly the reduction of commercial rates and management of the local property tax), and sound financial management, as well as specific local issues.
Barry is the leading proponent on the Council of the Sutton to Sandycove coastal promenade (S2S) – he proposed, and was elected Chair of, a Joint S2S Committee between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County and Dublin City Councils in 2015.
Barry has fought hard for gender and marriage equality, and is the only councillor to have drafted his own bye-laws to give effect to legal change on DLRCoCo.
From Deansgrange, Barry is a barrister by profession and a graduate of UCD, the University of Paris, the Smurfit School of Business in Blackrock, and King’s Inns. He is now a member of the UCD Governing Authority, the IADT Governing Body and the Council of King’s Inns. In 2016, he was appointed as an alternate member of the Irish delegation to the EU Committee of the Regions.