Melisa Halpin is the  People Before Profit Councillor in Dun Laoghaire.  She replaced Richard Boyd Barrett on the Council after his election to the Dáil. Melisa is from Blackrock and has worked with Richard and People Before Profit since it was established in 2006.   Melisa is standing in the local elections on May 23rd as a candidate for People Before Profit.  In her time as a councillor  Melisa has worked on many local issues including; Housing Action Campaign, Save our Seafront, Campaign to protect Dublin Bay,  Water charges, Loughlinstown Hospital, Defend Local Bus Services.  Melisa has been an active trade unionist serving as PRO on the Dublin City Branch Executive of IMPACT.