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Cllr Francis Timmons – Independent Voice

About me


Listen to my recent interview on Together FM @ https://www.mixcloud.com/TogetherFM/community-matters-francis-timmons-3rd-march-2024/ where I played some of my favourite songs and had a chat!

Having worked within various settings in the Disabilities, Homeless and Probation services for much of my adult life I have 34 years’ experience in dealing with issues that affect families and our communities. As an adult education teacher, I give advice and knowledge to students looking after people.  I have real experience in real situations.

I am committed to local issues.  Previously I was a founder and committee member of Clonburris Youth Club for over 10 years, a committee member on Clondalkin Community Council. Public Relations Officer for Peamount Hospital Parents and Friends, and Clondalkin Drama Group.

I am a Peace Commissioner appointed by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD for the County of Dublin and the counties immediately adjoining that county.

As an Independent I am very proud to have been first elected in 2014 and than again in 2019 to represent the people of the Clondalkin Area on South Dublin County Council. I have an Honours degree in Social Care and I am passionate about social Justice Issues.

As an elected representative, I was am a member of the Environment SPC (previously I was on the Arts, Culture, Gaeilge, Heritage and Libraries SPC) and elected Clondalkin Area Chair for 2015-2016 , 2018-2019 , 2021-2022 and 2023-2024.  I was also nominated twice for Mayor of South Dublin County Council.

I founded and am Chair of Clondalkin St Patrick’s Day Parade and the Clondalkin Helping Homeless and those in need.  I am actively involved in the Clondalkin Fairtrade Town campaign and on the Board of the Global Garden Clondalkin.

I am also Chair of Creative Clondalkin, the Dublin West branch of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland and the Four Districts Day Care Centre in (Based in Rathcoole) and on the Joe Williams Archive committee. I am also on Rathcoole Brigid’s committee and La Fhéile Bríde / Brigids Day Festival Clondalkin  committee. I am actively working with the Newcastle Community Secondary school committee.

I’m also an active member of Clondalkin Tidy Towns and attend the regular meetings of the ReNewcastle Group and Saggart Tidy Towns.

I have been Chair of the of the Bawnogue Community Centre, Knockmitten Community Centre  and the Clondalkin Handcraft & Horticultural Show.  I was also on the Boards of Neilstown Community Centre,  Quarryvale Family Resource Centre, the Christine Buckley Centre and  Clondalkin Buddy Bench.

I called for the establishment of and sat on the Dublin Region Horse Welfare Working Group and also on the Review of Legislation/Bye Laws sub-group and also the Scrambler and Quad Regional Forum and working group.

Teaching Council registration Number : 189850 – Click here for Teaching Council

FAS/ EI trainer ID number: 903647-7650 FETAC accredited Training Provider: 384901


BA (hons) degree in Social Care and Disability Diploma in Counselling , Diploma in Health Service Management
Moyle Park College & Clonburris National school



Honours Degree In Social Care supplement


Diploma in Health Service Management

Diploma in Aromatheraphy

Diploma in Counselling

Diploma in Criminology



Addiction studies cert

Advanced Course in Client work skills

Community care Practice

‘Community care’

Counselling skills

Delivering Outcomes to People

Drugs Education course

Train The Trainer

Managing challenging behaviour

Facing upto Suicide Cert

Management Cert

First Aid Food Safety