Melisa has been a councillor for Dun Laoghaire since 2011. She has played a leading role in many campaigns, both locally and nationally. Melisa has worked with Richard Boyd Barrett TD to campaign for public and affordable housing to be built on public land, for real rent controls and to stop evictions. Locally Melisa is campaigning for the development of the council owned site at George's Place for Public and Affordable Housing.

About Melisa’s work

WHAT PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT HAS DONE Cllr Melisa Halpin: Has been campaigning on housing since she became a councillor. She works with Richard Boyd Barrett...

Make water charges an election issue!

WATER IS A RIGHT – OPPOSE WATER CHARGES From October 2014, the Fine Gael/Labour government wants you to pay around €300 per year for water....

Latest situation re Loughlinstown Hospital

The downgrading of Loughlinstown A&E is turning into a disaster.  People Before Profit campaigned against this downgrade and said it would create a crisis...

Save our town

Dún Laoghaire town centre is at crisis point.  There are over 100 empty shops in the town, which is contributing to the feeling of...

Housing forcibly removed from agenda by council

At the last council meeting Melisa's attempt to have a discussion about the housing crisis facing Dún Laoghaire Rathdown was removed from the agenda.  This...

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