About Me

Joseph O’Gorman gained his B.A. (Mod) in 1988 having read Experimental Physics, an additional Moderatorship in Philosophy in 1991, his M.A. in 1992, and his M.Phil  (Reformation and Enlightenment Studies) in 1993. He was heavily involved in college student politics during his years of study, holding various offices on the Dublin University Publications Committee and Dublin University Central Societies Committee and has served on a wide range of College Committees throughout his time in College.

As Treasurer of the College’s Chapel Choir his organisation of overseas tours within Europe, North America and South-East Asia promoted the College and its vibrant student life on the international stage.  He has worked with the the Trinity Foundation liaising with returning alumnae and new visitors alike as part of its ongoing endeavours to cement the College’s reputation and funding into the future. He has been instrumental in reviving the Dublin University Far Eastern Mission which now offers bursaries to TCD students to travel to Hong Kong to teach children in Kowloon and worked in conjunction with the TCD Global Office to promote the College within China and Hong Kong as a student study option.

He is currently a member of staff with the Central Societies Committee as its Strategic Development Officer, and the (non-stipendiary) Secretary of the Trinity Ball.  He has just stepped down from the office of Assistant Junior Dean. As Director of Authenticity Tours Ltd he has a broad experience of the tourism industry and the challenges facing smaller businesses.

Why I am seeking your support

There is a wealth of talent among young people in Ireland and I believe that a voice advocating for policies which will enable them to stay in Ireland, to work for the good of our country, and to secure all our futures is a voice that should have a place in the Seanad.

My thirty years of experience in working with the Dublin University Central Societies Committee and my past fifteen years as an Assistant Junior Dean in Trinity College, has served to give me a breadth of understanding of the issues and problems which young people face, the hopes and ambitions to which they aspire, and the skills and abilities that they have to offer. The independence of a Trinity senator provides an opportunity to critique, if necessary, and commend, if necessary, in a way that partisan politics does not.

It is for these beliefs that I am seeking your support for my independent candidacy in the upcoming Seanad Elections.

My priorities

  • Arts and Culture: appreciating the arts

  • Enterprise and small business: Building an ecosystem for entrepreneurship

  • Higher Education Students & Young Graduates: Realising the Potential of Our Graduates

  • Rural Development: Redressing the current imbalance

  • Coherence of Government Policy: Avoiding the Compartment Trap

  • Seanad Reform: Retaining strengths and removing weaknesses

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