biography

An Independent Voice For Dublin Bay North

Paul Clarke lives in Artane, a community in which he has resided his whole life. Son of a cast metal printer and a tailoress, Paul was raised in a hard-working Irish family from the beginning.


He understands the issues that face the people of Dublin Bay North. Over the years, he has been involved in many issues related to the rights of the people, their liberty and promoting justice. Because he has been involved in this work for so long and has seen first hand the problems Dublin’s residents face, Paul recognises the need for a new political system, one that promotes the wellbeing of society as a whole.

Paul’s mission is to cultivate a forum for local people’s involvement in decision-making under the provisions of article 28A of Bunreacht na hÉireann, which calls for “a form for the democratic representation of local communities.” To that end, Paul ran as an Independent candidate for the Dublin City Council in 2014 in the Beaumont/Donaghmede ward.

Paul has worked in numerous technology-related positions over the years, and his career has focused on driving innovation and growing the technology industry in Ireland. Currently, Paul serves as a Business Development manager at Webify.com, one of the fastest-growing Web Development firms in the market. His interests outside of work and politics include hiking and travel, photography, Irish history and Gaelic Feinechus--ancient laws of Ireland. If you see Paul on the campaign trail, take him up on a game of 8 ball pool, another of his favorite pastimes.

2014-
Paul Clarke ran as an Independent candidate for the Dublin City Council Beaumount / Donaghmede ward. A Pro-Life candidate and advocate for people's involvement in decision making using the provisions under article 28A of of Bunreacht na hÉireann which is to fully provide “a forum for the democratic representation of local communities”.
2013-
Paul Clarke brought together distinguished experts and professionals from around the world to interview and produce a documentary detailing some of the difficulties within our society and ways to overcome these challenges. This involved an in-depth analysis into the history of many great sacrifices which were made in previous Irish generations during the Irish civil war and struggle for independence. This story uncovers a forgotten history linked to a mechanism provided by the Irish patriots of 1922 for modern reform and essential prosperity.
2011-
Paul Clarke became a founder of the first pan European organisation for direct democracy called Democracy International created to unite people from all over the world who are fighting for better citizens' participation in law making, known as the European Citizens' Initiative. In February, I ran as an Independent candidate for Dublin North Central [my home constituency] and promoted a new concept for self governance for my electorate in which I facilitate and carry forward each democratic outcome through free and fair referendums on a local level.
2009-
Paul Clarke became a manager of the National Health Federation Ireland which is an international non-profit, consumer-education, health-freedom organization working to protect the individuals' rights to choose to consume healthy food, take supplements, and use alternative therapies without government restrictions. This has been an excellent platform in raising awareness on the side affects of fluoride, pharmaceutical drug use and provide's information on natural health cures and alternative treatments for diseases such as cancer.